The all-female Icelandic ensemble, Nordic Affect, will present a concert featuring visual elements, works by female composers and music that incorporates the ensembles’ love of ecology at the University of Albany Performing Arts Center on February 6 at 7:30pm and at Spectrum in Brooklyn, NY on February 7 at 9:00pm. Join them for a strange turn, roller-coaster for atheists, grandma in the skies, a mystical landscape transformed into music and more as they perform works by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Maja Ratkje, Veronique Vaka, Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir and Bára Gísladóttir. Find ticket information for the Albany performance here and the Brooklyn performance here!
Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect has been hailed as ‘multi-disciplinary force of nature’ (A Closer Listen), as gem in Iceland’s music life (Fréttablaðið) and for ‘ineffable synergy between the performers’ (San Francisco Classical Voice). Believing that music knows no boundaries, Nordic Affect has brought its music-making to contemporary and rock audiences alike and performed to critical acclaim at festivals in Europe and the US. Since their debut album in 2007, Nordic Affect’s performances can be found on the Deutsche Grammophon, Bad Taste Records, Musmap, Brilliant Classics, Carrier records and Sono Luminus labels. In 2018 Nordic Affect released the album He(a)r on the Sono Luminus label with works by Icelandic and Estonian composers. The album was nominated for the Iceland Music Award and Kraumur Prize and made various best-of-the-year-lists, including the Boston Globe, I Care if You Listen, Yahoo Entertainment and Second Inversion. The artistic director of Nordic Affect since its founding has been Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir.