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englabörn

Iceland's Jóhann Jóhannsson performed with the Englabörn Ensemble in the Laurenskerk last night, as part of the Reykjavik to Rotterdam festival and the larger Scandinavia Festival going on this month.

Interesting combination of ambient electronica and a live string quartet, a sort of Biosphere plus Bernard Herrmann. Very filmic, not to say mysterious, haunting, fragile, or any of the other standard labels for Icelandic music.

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