Listasafn Islands

The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox-Three performances, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús

23 May at 6 p.m.
Folk Tale / Threefold Magic, Giantfriendly
Two performances by Magnús Pálsson

Folk tale by Magnús Pálsson is based on an Italian folk tale retold by Italo Calvino. Composers Atli Ingólfsson and Þráinn Hjálmarsson approach the work from the vantage point of the music inherent in language, a recurring theme in Pálsson’s performances. The piece is performed in Icelandic by actors Bergur Ingólfsson, Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Sigurður Skúlason and Una Margrét Jónsdóttir. Arranged and directed by Atli Ingólfsson and Þráinn Hjálmarsson.

In Threefold Magic, Giantfriendly, Pálsson aims to communicate that things do happen outside of our field of perception. The performance was premiered in 2000 and is arranged for this occasion by students of the Iceland Academy for the Arts, under the direction of artist and playwright Ingibjörg Magnadóttir.

The performances are part of the live exhibition, The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox, a colla-boration of the Reykjavík Arts Festival and the Reykjavík Art Museum.

Price: 2.000 ISK
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Outdoor performance. The performance starts at Fríkirkjan in Reykjavik.
25 May at 7:30 p.m.

Cross was first performed in 1996 in Denmark at a performance festival in Roskilde. It is a performance in three parts, requiring the participation of the audience in a progression through the city. In this version for The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox, it is directed by artists Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon and Daníel Björnsson and performed by Iceland’s Sign Language Choir, among others.

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