Saturday, December 8, 2012


On last summer's Oerol festival on the Dutch Wadden Sea island of Terschelling The Alvaret Ensemble was artist in residence with the Icelandic musicians Borgar Magnason, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson and the video-collective 33 ⅓. The Alvaret Ensemble and 33 ⅓ went to Iceland to meet up, play and film with the Icelandic musicians in March and performed together on the Oerol fest in June for eight days in a row, two shows a day. Name of this project: Skeylja.
The 33 ⅓-collective launched a short film of Skeylja. It is a compilation of the live shows on the festival and our stay in Iceland, edited to two pieces of music recorded live during the Oerol shows. Wonderful. Skál!

For more info about Skeylja go here. For more on the 33 ⅓-collective go here. And for The Alvaret Ensemble check the band page on Denovali's site.