“Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live” – Disney Concert Hall

múm | photo by David R. Marotta.
múm | photo by David R. Marotta.

An Icelandic immersion awaits on Friday, April 7, with the Reykjavík Festival’s Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live featuring music, visual art, film, and an exclusive craft beer tasting from Einstök Beer Company taking over Walt Disney Concert Hall, both inside and out. Featured will be some of the city’s most exciting musical artists, including the celebrated electronic band múm performing on the main stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall, in addition to Skúli Sverrisson + Ólöf Arnalds, dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) and JFDR, with former Sigur Rós collaborators amiina performing in the intimate BP Hall. Unveiled on this night will be a visual art installation in BP Hall from Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, aka Shoplifter, whose LA Phil-commissioned, site-specific installation is called Nervescape VI and is made from synthetic hair extensions and rope. The installation will add to the Festival’s diverse visual art offerings that also includes designs by Siggi Eggertsson. Screenings of the film Driving at the speed of the Nordic sun, by Xárene Eskandar with music by Daníel Bjarnason will also happen continuously outdoors in W.M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre, beginning at 9AM until 5:30PM for the public, and from 5:30PM until the end of the concert for ticket holders.

Skúli Sverrisson is an established bass player, composer and producer who will perform with singer and multi-instrumentalist Ólöf Arnalds, and composer, percussionist and keyboard player Ólafur Björn Ólafsson. dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) is a one-person electronic orchestra who describes her music as “horror electronic music from outer space,” and JFDR is the classical/electronic/folk music purveyor with whom Björk has said to be “obsessed.”


Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live features established and emerging acts from the flourishing Icelandic music scene.


Enjoy a taste of Iceland with complimentary beer, courtesy of Einstök Brewery.
6:00PM in Blue Ribbon Garden.


All tickets for Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live are $25.

Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live is presented in partnership with Icelandic Music Export.

For more information and complete artist biographies, please visit:

dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship)
dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship)


Reykjavík Festival

Opening Night: Made in Iceland – Live


BP Hall, 7PM


* Installation by Shoplifter


WDCH Stage Performances, 7:30PM


Skúli Sverrisson & Ólöf Arnalds

dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship)



W.M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre

*Driving at the speed of the Nordic sun film screening (film by Xarene Eskandar, music by Daníel Bjarnason) (Opens Saturday, April 1 with continuous screenings. Hours vary.)


Will remain throughout Reykjavík Festival


Full details for Reykjavík Festival can be found at


Friday, April 7, at 7PM



111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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