Sigrún Harðardóttir

May 14, 2015
“Whisper” 2014, installation sound/video.
The story of a refugee mistreated under the Dubin Regulation and his long journey to freedom.
Distributed by FemLink. 2014
Produced by Erumenn, Gardabaer, Iceland

Sigrun Hardardottir is Icelandic artist that has been living and working in The Netherlands, Quebec Canada and in Iceland.

Sigrun works with different media but technology plays an important role in the way she execute her refletions in her topics. From simple drawings to complex interactive environements, her works reflects on the forces of nature in her Gaia, Geysers and Volcano series, relations and emotions in her Dialogue and mouvement series, as well as studies into the relation between the reality and abstraction. Most recently Sigrun´s work´s portraits the contradiction and mistreatment that refugees that come to Europe are confronted with under the United Nations agreement on refugees and the Dublin Regulation.

Hlöðver Sigurðsson

May 14, 2015


(automatic english translation)

Spin Music performed by the code directory that match emacs, tools must either overtones, Csound or Pink. Codes must algorithms that Hlöðver has written himself and sound worlds he has earned in recent years. The resulting erosion throughout amended navigation between different tones as a keyboard and computer screen as one “musical” tools. The viewer gets here a chance to observe how the carrier change the code and algorithms. It may also be noted that all the programs that will benefit the transfer are open source and anyone can download them and use.

Hlöðver Sigurdsson has been blazing new trails use your computer as a musical instrument. Great Nerd mood and enthusiasm for computers and applications processed cases has led him toward experimentation as computer music and musical goes together. Hlöðver has written several compositions where various audiovisual processed methods are viewed as kornahljóðagervlun, raunhljóðagervlun and bylgjuleiðarahljóðgervlun. Hlöðver graduates of music production course IAA spring 2015.

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Steindór Kristinsson

May 14, 2015


Steindór Grétar Kristinsson born in 1980 is a musician/sound artist. In 2001 Steindór cofounded Einóma with Bjarni Þór Gunnarsson. They have released seven records, compilation tracks and remixes under record labels such as Vertical Form, La madame aveclechien, Touching Bass, Thule(UniForm), Shipwrek and more.

In 2004 Steindór moved to the Netherlands to study electronic music at the Institute of Sonology. He recieved his MA in Sonology on the topic: “The Interaction between time and timbre in sound creation and perception of musical form”. Since 2010 Steindór has worked on this concept through musical performances, releases and investigations regarding nonestandard software control over sound and its form. Currently Steindór is working on two solo albums. First is a collection of “fixed media” electro accoustic works and the second one is based on live sessions where Steindór(electronics) teams up with Sigurður Möller Sívertsen(drums).

Electro acoustic works dated from 2010 until today will be performed in one continous improvised session. Allready composed material will be used as an anchor for new directions that happen through realtime decision making as Steindór will be mixing, rearrangening and transforming sound structures. Using computers, controllers, synths and ofcourse the most important thing: The space and the Ears.

RAFLOST 2015 Dates

March 29, 2015

RAFLOST will be held on the 21st – 23rd of May together with Pikslaverk, a part of the Pixelache network. Also, the Raflosti workshop will be held in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts.  The program schedule will be announced soon…

Gagnvirk rafvélræn list

May 22, 2014

Exhibition of interactive electro-mechanical art projects with students from the Iceland Art Academy and Reykjavík Univercity, Sölvhólsgata 13, 2nd floor.

  • Thursday 18:00 – 20:00
  • Friday 16:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 16:00 – 20:00


Guðjón Einar Magnússon RU
Hannes Einpaul IAA
Óskar Hallgrímsson IAA
Snædís Malmquist IAA
Guðjón Hólm Sigurðsson RU
Höskuldur Eiríksson IAA
Tobias Kiel Lauesen IAA
Rafael Elders IAA
Bergvin Örn Kristjánsson RU
Corto Jabali IAA
Rán Jónsdóttir IAA
Unnur Óttarsdóttir IAA

For further information (icelandic and english): click here

Terhi Marttila

May 21, 2014

I propose that musical behavior and composition is a basic human right, need and above all, nature.

I propose a set of guiding principles in the form of a manifesto to aid us humans in how we think about music and its place in our culture. Because words are only words, I demonstrate my point in the form of a performance.

Terhi Marttila is a performer currently residing in Rovaniemi, Finland. Soon to be an art teacher but most likely also many other things.

Portal 2 xtacy

May 21, 2014

Portal 2 xtacy is a trans-cultural happening-team of Jófríður Ákadóttir and Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir.  They have a substantial background in the local entertainment life, having appeared as dj’s, poetry slammers and party hostesses among other things such as visual art.

Portal 2 xtacy will perform a piece called ‘KALIFORNÍA’ that is an ode to the promised land.


May 19, 2014

AJO ensemble presents Kontakte, a production exploring the points of contact between electronics, video and live performance. The program includes “Hljóðs bið ek”, a sonic and visual work by composer Hilmar Thórdarson in collaboration with video artist Haraldur Karlsson, and Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte.

”Hljóðs bið ek” is inspired by Snorra Edda Vøluspa, the primary source for Norse mythology, with its mysterious poetry on the creation of the world and its coming end. The electronic sound source of the composition is based on live interactive sound technique using material generated from the acoustic instruments.

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s masterwork, Kontakte (1960), for piano, percussion and tape, explores the points of contact between tape music and instrumental music. Stockhausen’s ground‐ breaking composition is the first of its kind, masterfully integrating electronic and acoustic music into one. Since Kontakte’s premiere in 1960, dramatic technological advancements have occurred, revolutionizing electronic music and interactive technology.

In Thordarson’s new work, live and interactive sound processing are employed‐‐meaning all sounds the audience hear are created live by the performers and a computer on stage. This differs greatly from the electronic music Stockhausen created, which was made by hand by cutting the magnetic tape with scissors and reconstructing into the “tape music” with which the live performers must coordinate. The use of live interactive video/installation made by the video artist Haraldur Karlsson for ”Hljóðs bið ek” creates “kontakt” between music and visual images. The images are inspired by the music of Thordarson and its mysterious theme “Hljóðs bið eg”. In his work Karlsson uses live interactive technology to visually interact with the sonic spectrum and physical gestures of the performers.

Dodda Maggý

May 19, 2014

Dodda Maggý b. 1981 is an Icelandic artist, filmmaker and composer based in Reykjavík. She has a BA in Fine Arts from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts and an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Nordic Sound Art program. While exploring the emotional language of video and music mediated through performance Dodda Maggý creates lyrical work portraying invisible or mentally projected elements such as perceptual experiences and altered states of consciousness. Producing audio/visual installations, films, music, sound art or silent moving images Dodda Maggý attempts to externalize the internal dimensions of dreams, memories and imagination.

Erik Parr

May 19, 2014

Erik Parr is a Reykjavik-based artist originally from Seattle, Washington. His current work could be described as systems art. His recent projects include Third Mind (2013), a large scale, generative video installation combined with live musical performance; One Hundred Thousand Landscapes (2011), a multi-channel sound installation that creates a perpetually evolving sonic landscape from an online database of over 100,000 sound samples; and Vital Interchange (2009), a sculptural sound and light installation assembled from obsolete vacuum tubes into an audio-reactive light sculpture.
He received a BFA in the Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) program and a BA in Comparative History of Ideas.

dj. flugvél og geimskip

May 19, 2014

dj. flugvél og geimskip creates outer-space horror oriented electronic music.  She sings about the wonders of the universe and spatial infinity.  With music made of lively rythms, cool bass and varied vocals, dj. flugvél og geimskip’s performance is filled with lights, smoke and nonsense.


May 19, 2014

KverK is an experimental and immersive musical performance based on live electronics, real-time sampling and processing. Tom Manoury, aka KverK, develops interactive tools and intuitive interfaces allowing great performing freedom. Seeking to break the rigid and sequenced environment often inherent to computer-based music, he creates his music in a very organic way, producing an eclectic and personal sound.


Program 2014

May 6, 2014

Thursday 22nd of May

  • 18:00 – 20:00 OPENING: Gagnvirk …, Sölvhólsgata 13, second floor
  • 20:00 CONCERT: AJO ensemble – Sölvhóll, LHÍ Concert Hall
    • Hilmar Þórðarson/Haraldur Karlsson – Hljóðs bið ek
    • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontakte

Friday 23rd of May

  • 20:00 RAFLOSTi: Workshop Performance – Laugarnes, LHÍ Visual Arts Building
  • 22:00 RAFLÖSTUR – Paloma
    • dj. flugvél og geimskip
    • Portal 2 xtacy
    • Páll Ivan frá Eiðum og ógeðslega hljómsveitin hans

Saturday 24th of May

  • 15:00 – Pure Data Samkoma – Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur, Ingólfsgarði
  • 20:00 – Stórleikar/Final Performance – Sölvhóll, LHÍ Concert Hall
    • KverK
    • Dodda Maggý
    • Tehri Marttila
    • Eric Parr
    • Hlöðver Sigurðsson
    • Svart fax


Dates for RAFLOST 2014

February 27, 2014

The RAFLOST festival 2014 will be held on May 22nd – 24th in various venues in Reykjavík.

Also, in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the DAMA network, the RAFLOSTi workshop will be taking place on May 19th – 23rd.

The program is not yet finalized, so if you have a suggestion for a performance/installation/collaboration etc, please send us a message: