Friday, October 14, 2011
For the last two decades, Björk has pushed every boundary she could find, making just about the weirdest pop music that can still be considered pop music. She’s made beautiful, soulful songs out of electronics, musique concrete, an Inuit choir from Greenland, and her inimitable Icelandic accent that makes English unfamiliar ...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Nadia Sirota
Greetings from sunny (I’m not kidding, the sun never sets) Iceland! I’m spending my days at Valgeir Sigurðsson’s Greenhouse Studios, where, to my surprise, June Hammered! guest host Bruce Brubaker is recording Drones and Piano, Nico Muhly’s work for the same. I had NO idea Bruce was gonna be here. Q2 party up in Iceland! Come Wednesday, I’ll begin to record Daníel Bjarnason’s viola concerto-like-thing Sleep Variations, for solo viola, harp, percussion, and ten additional violas, all of which I will record, Mwah-ha-ha-ha.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The Grimsvotn volcano erupted Saturday in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is Iceland's most active volcano and it has forced the closure of the main international airport and all domestic flights have been cancelled. Last year, ash clouds from another Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokul led to the closure of a large section of European airspace, with repercussions for flights from the U.S. Matthew Roberts from the Iceland Meteorological Office has been monitoring the erupting volcano.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
Bass guitarist and composer Skuli Sverrisson brings his cinematic instrumental soundscapes to Le Poisson Rogue Tuesday night. Download "Her Looking Back," recorded with Amadeo Pace of Blonde Redhead.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
From airlines champing at the bit to get back in the air over western Europe despite Iceland's volcanic ash, to some dirty dealings at Goldman Sachs, questions of risk and risk-taking are dominating the news cycle this week. But what happens if we avoid risk all-together? Is it even possible?
Friday, April 16, 2010
A massive cloud of ashes has kept thousands of fligfhts on the ground in Northern Europe yesterday after a volcano in Iceland erupted a second time this month, spewing huge amounts of silicate ash into a busy airspace for travellers in the region. Some of Europe's busiest airports have closed down in what appears to be the biggest shutdown of flights since 9/11.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A five-mile high plume of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland is drifting across Northern Europe, causing massive disruption at airports in the U.K. and Scandinavia. All flights originating from Scotland have already been grounded, and all London flights will be suspended.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Iceland’s president, Olafur Grimsson, is refusing to sign a bill committing Iceland to pay back $5 billion dollars in loans owed to the governments of the U.K. and the Netherlands. We spoke with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister of Economic Affairs for Iceland, about the country's next steps and its relationship with the IMF.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Iceland's president, Olafur R. Grimsson, says Iceland will not pay back a $5 billion dollar loan from the governments of Britain and the Netherlands. Iceland accepted the funds last year, after one of the nation's largest banks collapsed. The people of Iceland will now vote in a referendum on whether or not to pay back the money. Meanwhile, an angry Britain says Iceland had better stick to its committments to repay the loan. For more on what this means for Iceland and its creditors, we talk to Ingo Sigfusson, a reporter with RUV, Iceland's national broadcasting service.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Bjork is still the most well-known Iceland native, and it's Friday, so enjoy: