Bringing together superstars of the creative world such as Olafur Eliasson, Icelandic Love Corporation and Simon Steen Andersen with rising stars such as Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Skark Ensemble and Pinquins the inaugural Cycle Music and Art Festival will take place this summer between August 13-16 in Kópavogur, Iceland. The festival is a new platform for exploring and exhibiting the meeting point of creative worlds, producing and presenting works that reach outside the traditional boundaries of discipline, craft and process. Pioneering international artists in the fields of new music, performance art, visual arts, sound art and architecture will collaborate and create across a city-wide site with music as a central focus.
Formerly The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival, established in 2008 by young Icelandic music students Gudny Gudmundsdottir and Helgi Jónsson, who regretted the lack of music courses during the summer time and decided to take matters into their own hands. Since then the festival has been an annual part of Icelandic culture and the largest event dedicated to contemporary classical music in the country’s cultural calendar.