Kristian Ross

”the result of thought operating on noise”

Monument of failed attempts to approach truth through thinking.

Pedestal, speaker, big red button, excerpt of Jiddu Krishnamurti public talk (Saanen, 1979). Words. Silences.


Danish musician, composer and sound artist

Located in Reykjavik, Iceland

Masaya Ozaki & doro sora

Masaya Ozaki is a New York/Iceland-based composer born in Niigata, Japan. His work examines the idea of space as a transient entity, the subtleties behind small moments, the sensitivity of the ephemera, and the future of sound in an exceedingly materialistic world. He often finds inspiration in nature, the fragility of human interactions, and the momentums behind them.
Masaya’s artwork materializes as field recordings and compositions for film, dance, visual, and experimental arts.

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doro sora (Dorota Kozłowska)


Masaya Ozaki

doro sora


Þóranna Björnsdóttir

Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir: Ekkó
Performers: Ylfa Þöll Ólafsdóttir and Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir
Text: Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir, from the work “Kvika”, used with kind permission of author

Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir ( b.1976) is a sound & visual artist based in Reykjavík Iceland.
She studied music from an early age and graduated as a classical pianist. Then she immediately turned to the field of contemporary music and art. A graduate of the Royal Academy of art in the Hague Þóranna has worked as a video and performance artist in the electroacoustic field. Björnsdóttir’s works are focused on the act of listening, representing themes such as: sound as an intuitive medium and as knowledge – knowing and being; allowing sounds to ignite myriad images and associations which give rise to various outcomes in form, time and space; her work has built upon the interplay of film and live music performances and takes on the form of sculpture, performance and soundwork. Her subject matters are varied but often revolve around human nature and a person’s worldview, how it shapes and progresses. Through a multidisciplinary approach her practice often places the viewer or audience at the centre of the work.

Þóranna has exhibited her work widely and performed at numerous concerts and art festivals in Iceland and internationally. Þóranna also works as a sound- and performance artist with the international art group Wunderland. In the last years she has taken the role as a curator of individual exhibitions and in 2020 co-curated the art biennale Sequences X titled “Time has come”.


Mari Garrigue

Immersive. Imaginative. Transcendental. Mari Garrigue is a composer, digital luthier, sound designer, and vocalist based in Iceland. Her portfolio work incorporates a rich palate of hidden soundscapes explored and collected during her travels. The tapestry of her work derives from the natural landscape, electromagnetic fields, traditional instruments, and sound synthesis, which are used in tandem. Mari’s blend of the organic with the artificial produces rich, breathing textures which flow elegantly between the boundaries of reality and surreality.

Live Coding for Beginners

Live Coding Workshop hosted by the City Library.  Free!


Live coding is the creation of art and music by writing and changing computer programs while they run live, normally in view of the audience. In the last few decades, this practice has emerged as a dynamic creative discipline, gaining attention across cultural and technical fields—from music and the visual arts to computer science. In live coding the composition happens in realtime, where performers can communicate via sound, visuals, robotic and human movements, or basically anything that can be controlled. In performance the code is often projected on a screen for the audience to follow.

In this introductory workshop participants will get hands-on experience working with the popular browser-based live coding platform Strudel. The workshop will be led by Jack Armitage and Sigríður Birna Matthíasdóttir from the Intelligent Instruments Lab.

Participants ages 16 and older from all backgrounds are welcome, no coding experience is necessary. Please note the workshop will be held in English, and there are only 12 seats available. Participants must bring their own laptop / computer, although a limited number of on-site computers will be provided upon request.

At the end of the workshop at 15:30, participants are invited to share their ideas to help kickoff a new Live Coding Meetup, an open space for artists and programmers of all abilities and backgrounds to meet regularly, work on individual projects or collaborations, and learn about new technologies and practices. The meetup, launching this fall at the library, is a chance for participants to review and share live coding skills, as well as to dive even deeper into Strudel and other topics of interest.

The program for this workshop is as follows:
12:00-15:30: Introduction to live coding using Strudel TidalCycles
15:30-16:00: Live Coding Meetup kickoff

For more information about the international live coding community, see TOPLAP ( and Algorave (
More on Strudel and TidalCycles:

For more information regarding the workshop:
Karl James Pestka (he/him)
Project Manager — Makerspace | +354 665 0898


Owen Hindley

Owen (he/him) is a collaborative digital artist, working with software, sound, and electronics for the web, VR, performances, devices and installations.

His commercial work has included serving as technical lead on large, cutting-edge projects for clients such as Oculus Studios, Google, Microsoft/Xbox, Samsung and Mercedes, collaborating with digital creatives such as Universal Everything, FIELD and B-Reel. These projects have ranged from an interactive web-connected musical installation at the London Science Museum for Google, Web Lab, to a pneumatic live-streamed pinata-smashing robot.

He is co-founder of Huldufugl, a Reykjavik-based theatre and events company experimenting with new mediums in theatre, both technological and immersive.

He is also co-founder of Horizons Studio, a London-based creative studio producing interactive musical experiences in VR. Their debut title, Horizons VR was commissioned by Google as a launch title for their Daydream platform, with releases on Oculus and HTC platforms planned for 2019.

He was also Sound Supervisor and on-set sound recordist on two short independent films, The Fallow Field and Who We Are, and sound editor on the Subsource Dubumentary.

Þorsteinn Eyfjörð & Owen Hindley

A audio-visual collaboration between sound artist Þorsteinn Eyfjörð and digital artist Owen Hindley. It will be their first time working together as a duo to create an immersive audio-visual experience consisting of choral-esque laments, field recordings and infra-bass married to LIDAR-inspired point cloud structures, geometric ruminations on the space that exists between light and shadow.

The performance will involve two tall blokes, live audio manipulation, projected visuals, lighting design and possibly turtlenecks.


MC MYASNOI is a Russian born, Iceland based band/collective that’s been a part of the Reykjavík grassroots collective Post-Dreifing for the past years.
Their current music can be described as deconstructed electronic music from outer space but things can always move in a completely different direction before you even notice.
Recently the band has been collaborating with exciting artists to establish a new visual aspect in their live set in the form of costumes and visuals.

“MC MYASNOI is guiding the masses through a cathartic, communal experience” — Studentablaðið
Prepare yourself for mental death & rebirth.

Dalin WaldoOoOoOoo

YOUR LOCAL ELECTRICITY WITCH: Dalin WaldoOoOoOoo an esoteric engineering enthusiast, one of the founders of the neo-fluxus anti-art movement Nægtularism with a big heart for old soviet synthesizers. She/he/they has an x-pertise in eloptic engineering and uses this knowledge in designing more organismic synthesizer interfaces together with SOMA Laboratory. She/he/they is the designer of The Ethermorphic FM Analyzer and the ENNER synthesizer. Which are both machines that can transmit your direct emotional energy and make the operator become a part of the circuitry, becoming one self an Emotional Machine Activator indeed, indeed. X-citing!

Can synthesizers transmit emotional energy, the so-called “eloptic energy”? Can we consider improvisation as a way of conversing with our synthesizers? – and can we build synthesizers in the future based on the understanding of eloptic energy? Thoughts about esoteric engineering, deep listening and the aesthetic of electricity. Followed up by a presentation of the ENNER synthesizer project.

Mikael Lind

Mikael Lind is an electronic musician that has released many albums under his own name, and in collaboration with among others Hoshiko Yamane from Tangerine Dream and the cellist Johanna Sjunnesson from Radiosymfonikerna.  He has also composed sound pieces for visual art, most recntly the exhibition Andardráttur á glugga in Ásmundarsafn.  His music is often ambient with an experimental side, but for RAFLOST he will perform a new piece with emphasis on experiments.



sideproject is an electronic music trio from Reykjavik, Iceland. In the last year they contributed beat programming to Björk’s “Fossora” , as well as releasing an official remix of the single “Atopos” .

With an equal focus on studio work and live performances, the trio have been working hard at a new LP as well as performing a new live set.

They have been very active in the local Reykjavik scene, organizing concerts and parties as well as releasing albums, with their 2021 release “radio vatican ep” winning the electronic album of the year at the Icelandic music awards and their most recent project being the 2022 EP “kingfisher” .

Their music is characterized by heavy, fast-paced, intricate beats and textured, flowing synths. stealing from everyone and everywhere, sideproject’s music becomes a cryptic mix of electronic influences.


Schedule 2023


Friday 19th of May [in]

Saturday 20th of May [in]

Installations: Kristian Ross | Sam Rees | Elham Fakouri | Isle of Games

Sunday 21st of May [in Borgarbókasafn]


Hafnar.Haus, Hafnarhúsinu, Tryggvagötu 17 (second floor), 101 Reykjavík

Location coordinates: 64°08’55.7″N 21°56’24.2″W

FREE Entrance / Donations welcome







Possimiste is a lucid dreamer who brings songs into this world from other galactic dimensions she visits. This explains the stellar essence of that catchy pop dedicated to humankind.

Possimiste’s debut album “Youniverse” was released in summer 2021 and has brought the artist numerous awards, such as “Best Female Act” at X977 “Sykurmolinn 2020”, “European Emerging Band 2021” winner, one of the most notable albums of 2021 by The Reykjavík Grapevine, and “Album of the Year” by Musica Islandese Italia.

At RAFLOST, she will join forces with Tálsýn visuals to take you on a special trip through numerous galaxies.

RAFLOST Workshops

This year we will host short workshops in collaboration with Hafnar.Haus , a new creative space in the center of Reykjavík.

The workshops will be on Saturday the 20th of May and Sunday the 21st.  Click the links for details and descriptions.

Workshop #1 – TouchDesigner / Saturday 20th / Owen Hindley / 10-15 / food / presentation at 17 / 6000isk   FULL!  send a message to  to be on the waiting list

Workshop #2 – Extra workshop / Sunday 21st / announced very soon 🙂


Workshop #1

Making Live Visuals In TouchDesigner

Owen Hindley


We’ll be looking at how to create fun real-time visual machines in TouchDesigner that you can use for VJ performances, installations, or creating motion graphics. 


The workshop will be aimed at people who have some experience and/or interest in image making or visual spectacle – be it drawing, graphic design, video, lighting, stop motion or just wearing a really colourful shirt.


We will aim to cover some or all of the following :

  • Creating controllable 2D graphics from scratch
  • Controlling effects from an audio input or MIDI controller
  • Processing video or webcam feeds
  • Importing 3d models and using them in your work
  • Performing alongside live music.


To end the workshop, we’ll put on a brief sharing for Raflost guests in the style of a Bring Your Own Beamer event (, where we take over a room with a bunch of projectors and cover every available space with moving images. 


You will need to bring :

(Please make sure you run it once before coming to the workshop, to make sure it actually starts up)

  • (Ideally) a projector for the Bring Your Own Beamer sharing.
  • (Optional) Some visual material you’d like to experiment with, e.g. your own drawings, video, 3d models, animations, or just a picture of your cats.
  • (Optional) A MIDI controller or keyboard. 
  • (Optional) A mouse that has a clickable scroll wheel – Touchdesigner is much easier to use with a physical mouse rather than a trackpad.


Date: 20th of May.

  • course 10:00-12:00
  • lunchbreak 12:00-13:00
  • course 13:00-1500
  • food break 15:00-16:30
  • optional presentation at 17:00

Location:, Hafnarhúsinu, Tryggvagötu 17, Reykjavík
Registration:  fill out this registration form
Fee: 6000 krónur
Language: English
Participants: max 12 



Monade Li

FILOMENA (6min, b&w/colour, HD 1080p)
Experimental diptych. “Une vision d’une division”.

Direction and editing: Monade Li
Camera: ML
Sound editing: ML
Music: courtesy of Rudolph Moser (taken from “Metronia” album ©2020 Potomak)
Cast: Asdís Sif, ML
Text and vocal resonances: ML
Quotes: Mallarmé (sonnet “Salut”), Virginia Woolf** (taken from the novel “Mrs Dalloway”)


Monade Li is a French artist, producer and educator working with the media of graphics and also experiments video, photography and digital collage. The artist evolves at the border between plastic arts and visual arts, performance, music. She explores the spatio-corporal resonance of ‘our human condition’.  She leads Monade Art Residency (workshops for creation and research) since 2022.

Her first self-produced experimental art video, an underwater shooting by day, “Diatomée” turned into a ‘corps-métrage’ (“body- measurement”) concept. Then came out “Claire Obscure”, an underwater shooting by night and “Malojá”, originally scored by Steven Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Glove), shot by the sea shore.

Her debut films’ triptych was done.

In homage to Bergman’s film «Persona», her fourth shortfilm shot in South of Iceland, called “Candice”, scored by Steven Severin featuring Julia Kent on cello, was presented at “Air d’Islande” festival in Paris, in Hong Kong and also in Orkney in 2015.During her stay in 2016 at ArtsIceland residency in Ísafjörður, she worked on an experimental shortfilm titled “Hollie”, scored by the epic musician-performer Dirk Ivens; it is an homage to the Icelandic painter Georg Guðni and based on “Gotuljod / Poème de la rue” by the Icelandic author Sigurður Pálsson. Hollie was in competition at “Festival du Nouveau Cinéma” in Montreal in 2017 and also at “Bideodromo” festival in Bilbao in 2018.

The encounter with the Icelandic culture and people in 2013 led her to do some more research on the Icelandic literature and art for her experiments.Her art video called “The Selkie”, which is based on a mysterious seal woman legend, was premiered in Akureyri, Iceland, in October 2019.

With the triptych films ‘Candice’, (2014) ‘The Selkie’ (2019) and ‘Deirdre et une Tristesse humaine’ (2022), the artist questions the duplication with resonances that leads to the disappearance of ‘humanity’. In the beginning of 2023, Monade Li worked on ‘Filomena’, an experimental diptych art film embodied by the music of Rudolph Moser (Einstürzende Neubauten).

For Filomena, she takes up the theme covered in her first film “Diatomée”, where the oneiric body, confused with the elements, fits the shape of “tense and twisted postures linking the conscious and the unconscious, the exterior and the interior”.




Diatomée, 6 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2005. France.

Claire Obscure,  5 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2009. France.

Malojá, 6 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2010. France.

Go And Come Back by Fleeting Joys, music video 5 min 30 sec, b/w/color, HD 1080p, 2011. France.

Dérapage, a loss of control, experiment 2 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2011. France.

Slowed by Pieter Nooten, music video 10 min, bw, HD 1080p, 2012. France and Spain.

Fragments / Journal / Drones by Fire Temple, music video 9 min, bw, HD 1080p, 2014. France.

Candice, 9 min25 sec, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2014. France and Iceland.

Almaliza, 5 min, bw /color, HD 1080p, 2015, France.

LaOT / Love and Other Tragedies by Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), «Rehearsals at St Leonard’s Church, London» documentary, 15 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2015. UK.

Dérapage#2, MH/MnHn, experiment 2 min 50, bw, 4/3 DV. 2016. France. Experimental workshop.

Hollie, 6 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2017. France and Iceland.

Percival’s Perceived Pebble, 12 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2018. FranceIceland and UK.

The Selkie, 8 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2019-2020. France and Iceland.

Filomena, 6 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2023. France.

My favourite quote (-;

“The process of making films in communion with oneself, the way a painter works or a writer, need not now be solely experimental. Contrary to what people say, using the first-person in films tends to be a sign of humility: ‘All I have to offer is myself'”
Chris Marker, 1997.