Official profile for Icelandic artist Kira Kira

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NEAR FUTURE CONCERTS:

SEPT 6. LAUGARNESTANGI. ICELAND.

SEPT. 23. NORDISK PANORAMA AWARDS, MALMÖ. with Sin Fang

SEPT 24. SAN SEBASTIAN. THE BASQUE COUNTRY.

NOV 5-9. ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL with ESKMO

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PAST

JUNE 29. W. THE ECHO SOCIETY. MACK SENNETT STUDIOS.  LOS ANGELES.

MAY. 16. KAWIARNIA HOZA 51. WARSAW. POLAND.

MAY 23. IÐNÓ. ORÐIÐ TÓNLIST. REYKJAVIK.

APRIL 23. MENGI. REYKJAVIK. W. SHAHZAD ISMAILY.

MARCH 8. SCANDINAVIA HOUSE. NEW YORK.

MARCH 12. SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC FESTIVAL. AUSTIN, TEXAS.

MARCH 16. MANHATTANN INN w. LYENN, SHAHZAD ISMAILY & GYÐA VALTÝSSDÓTTIR.

MARCH 26. SONIC cueB EXPERIMENTAL AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL. GALLERY cueB. LONDON.

DECEMBER 7 2013. BERLIN, GERMANY. RADIALSYSTEM. RADIALE VOKALNACHT.

NOVEMBER 2. 2013. ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL. KALDALÓN, HARPA.

JULY 23 2013. MALMÖ. SOMMARSCEN.

SOUND UK TOUR WITH SEAMING TO IN MARCH 2013

MARCH 10TH 2013. LONDON, PURCELL ROOM, SOUTHBANK CENTRE. WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL.

MARCH 11TH 2013. MANCHESTER. BAND ON THE WALL.

MARCH 12TH 2013. BRAWBY. THE SHED.

MARCH 13TH 2013. BRIGHTON. DOME STUDIO THEATRE.

MARCH 15TH 2013. OXFORD. NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE.

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NOVEMBER 2. 2012. E-WERK, ERLANGEN. NUREMBERG, GERMANY. SOLO WITH VISUALS BY SARA GUNNARSDOTTIR.

NOVEMBER 3. 2012. ICELAND AIRWAVES, KALDALON (HARPA)

WITH GYDA VALTYSSDOTTIR ON CELLO, SHAHZAD ISMAILY ON BASS AND MOOG, EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON ON TRUMPET,  ÚLFUR HANSSON ON GUITAR AND ELECTRONICS,  PETUR HALLGRIMSSON ON LAPSTEEL.

VISUALS BY SARA GUNNARSDOTTIR.

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NOVEMBER 21. 2012. zwergWERK FESTIVAL, POLYESTER CLUB. OLDENBURG. GERMANY. SOLO WITH VISUALS BY SARA GUNNARSDOTTIR.

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SEPTEMBER 27. 2012. 20:00. KOE!-KLUBI V. IMPROV WITH SAMULI KOSMINEN. SUOMENLINNA, FINLAND.

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SEPTEMBER 29. 2012. REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HARPA, KALDALÓN -ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT. REYKJAVIK. ICELAND.

WITH SKÚLI SVERRISSON ON BASS, ÚLFUR HANSSON ON GUITAR AND ELECTRONICS & PETUR HALLGRIMSSON ON LAPSTEEL.

VISUALS BY SARA GUNNARSDOTTIR.

OPENING SET BY ÚLFUR

AUGUST 25. 2012. DARKLIGHT FESTIVAL, DUBLIN, IRELAND.

JULY 17. 2012: BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL. GENT, BELGIUM

WITH PERCUSSIONISTS SAMULI KOSMINEN & TEUN VERBRUGGEN

JULY 21. 2012: THALIA GARDENS FESTIVAL. DRESDEN, GERMANY

JULY 8th 2012: RADIALSYSTEM, BERLIN. ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

WITH EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON ON TRUMPET,

SAMULI KOSMINEN ON CUSTOM MADE PERCUSSION & GREG COHEN ON CONTRABASS

+  VISUALS BY SARA GUNNARSDÓTTIR

SPECIAL TREAT SOLO SET BEFORE BY SAMULI KOSMINEN

+  THE GERMAN PREMIERE OF

GRANDMA LO-FI -THE BASEMENT TAPES OF SIGRIDUR NIELSDOTTIR

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JUNE 16-23 2012: OEROL FESTIVAL. THE ISLAND OF TERSCHELLING, NETHERLANDS.

WITH THE ALVARET ENSEMBLE, EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON, INGI GARDAR ERLENDSSON, BORGAR MAGNASON & GREG HAINES.

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MAY 23 2012 AT MAMEROMANTIC. ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

MAY 25th 2012 AT UNIT. HOKUO CLUB NIGHT HOSTED BY CREATIVEMAN

WITH

EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON ON TRUMPET

BORGAR MAGNASON ON CONTRABASS

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APRIL 23 2012, WITHIN AMBULANTE FILM FESTIVAL

AT CMMAS, CENTRO MEXICANO PARA LA MÚSICA Y LAS ARTES SONORAS IN MORELIA

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march 23 2012

FRAMEWORKS FESTIVAL, MÜNICH, GERMANY

with trumpeteer eirikur orri olafsson

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march 2nd 2012

TECTONICS FESTIVAL, HARPAN, REYKJAVIK

Sátt / Shaka: A new composition.

Performed in honor of Magnus Blöndal Johannsson, pioneer of Icelandic electronica.

Featuring Petur Hallgrimsson on pedal steel.

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february 24th 2012

ARTIUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, VÍTORIA, SPAIN

LIVE SCORE WITH TRUMPETEER EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON

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OCTOBER 29TH 2011 at 22:30

FESTIVAL PERIFERIAS, HUESCA, SPAIN

PALACIO DE CONGRESOS (AUDITORIO Y SALA POLIVALENTE)

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OCTOBER 13TH 2011

ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL.

FRÍKIRKJAN

with

borgar magnason, hilmar jensson, óttar sæmundsen, pétur hallgrímsson & samuli kosminen

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M U D A M LUXEMBURG, JULY 29th, 18:30

SOUND PRANKSTERISM IN DIALOG WITH HORTUS PRAXIS – A THOMAS PAUSZ EXHIBITION. COLLABORATION WITH TRUMPETEER EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON.


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JULY 24TH – AUGUST 13TH

Sound installation / spiritual cocoon by Kira Kira & Graham Keegan

Hladan, Egilsgata 8, Vogar, Vatnsleysuströnd. Iceland.

Opening ceremony July 23. 17:00. Up until August 13th.

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Benicassim. Spain. June 4th 2011 at 22:30.

Solo live score for Velt Helmer’s film Tuvalu.

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LISTASAFN ISLANDS | SOUND FIELDS

Reykjavik. 10. April 2011. 21:00

Handanleikar: A solo sound experience with super-8 presence. Within the exhibition Sound Fields -An overview of Icelandic sound art in the National Gallery of Iceland.

Inspired by a report from one of the first gatherings of Tilraunafelagid in 1905. This was a small group of scientists and poets who hosted seances in Reykjavik over the course of seven years marking the first  tinkerings with spiritism in Iceland. The group demonstrated a fascinating creativity in the experiments it conducted during these gatherings. Their purpose was to scientifically prove life after death and they went for it in the most playful way, employing trumpets that hovered in thin air and primitive fluorescent paint.

Various light phenomenons appeared, first like luminous sparkles here and there around the meeting room, some small, others big and colorful. Haraldur once counted 58 of them in one meeting. A gust of wind was often the premonition of these light phenomenons so that the hair on people’s heads would move as if in a storm.

From an article by Erlendur Haraldsson, The Iceland Association of Theology’s magazine.

http://www.listasafn.is/?expand=0-47&i=47

HBC, BERLIN

30. March 2011. 20:00

Solo opening for Dustin O’Halloran w. string quartet and guest Greg Haines.

HBC, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 9, Berlin.

http://hbc-berlin.de/dustin-ohalloran-streich-quartett/

2011

MUDAM Luxembourg. A sound prank in dialog with Hortus Praxis -A Thomas Pausz exhibition.

Vogar, Iceland. Underneath -A spiritual cocoon/sound installation.

Reykjavik. National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Íslands). Sound Fields.

Reykjavik. Dark Music Days Contemporary Music Festival. Nordurpollinn.

2010

Paris, France. Cité de la Musique

Finland. Helsinki Festival. Vanha.

Berlin, Germany. Eternitihaus

Positivus Festival, Latvia

Sweden. Rijksteatret/Arvika Festival

Eskilstuna. Sweden. The Nordic Art Triennal,

Oslo, Norway. By: Larm Festival

Oslo, Norway. Öya Festivalen

2009

Brussel, Belgium. Recyclart

Copenhagen, Denmark. Huset i Magstraede

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Azpeitia. Basque Country.Triku Festie

Poznan, Poland. The Blue Note

Paris, France. LʼInternational

Rome, Italy.Traffic

Pescara, Italy. Ecoteca.

Forli, Italy. Diagonal

Vienna, Austria. Rhiz

Graz, Austria. Forum Stadtpark

Vienna, Austria, Fluc

Salzburg, Austria, Rockhouse

Maldegem, Belgium. Maison

Tartu, Estonia. Plink Plonk Festival.

Berlin, Germany. Madame Claude.

Dresden, Germany. AZ Conni.

Hamburg, Germany. Astra Stube.

Duisburg, Germany. Steinbruch

Frankfurt, Germany. Elfer Music Club.

Hannover, Germany. Feinkostlampe

Marburg, Germany. KFZ

Würzburg, Germany. Cafe Cairo

Rosenheim, Germany. Asta Kneipe

Leipzig, Germany. Cafe Mule.

Leipzig, Germany. D21 Kunstraum Leipzig.

Berlin, Germany. Schokoladen.

Offenbach, Germany. Hafen 2.

Nürnberg, Germany. Matahari Bar.

Groningen. Holland. USVA Theater

Warsawa, Poland. Jadlodajnia Filozoficzna

Gdynia, Poland. Ucho

Valladolid, Spain. Vandia Festival

St. Gallen. Switzerland. Palace / Nordklang Festival

Düdingen, Switzerland. Bad Bonn

Rorshach, Switzerland. Mariaberg

Luzern, Switzerland. Treibhaus

Baden, Switzerland. Herbert

Sursee, Switzerland. Kulturwerk 118

Cheltenham. England. Club Xposed

Cardiff. England. Buffalo Bar

London. England. Borderline

Sweden. Stockholm Jazz

Skellefteå, Sweden. Trästock Festivalen

2008

Brussel, Belgium. AB Concerts

Tokyo, Japan. Shibuya O-Nest

Shanghai, China. eARTS Festival. Museum of Science and Technology

Moskva, Russia. Ikra Club

St Petersburg, Russia. The Place

New York, USA. The Cakeshop

Hamden. USA. The Space

Northampton. USA. The Sierra Grill

Burlington, Vermont. USA. North End Studios

Portland, Maine. USA. Space Gallery

Boston. USA. TT The Bears

Harrisburg. USA. The Sanctuary

Philadelphia. USA. M Room

Baltimore. USA. Golden West

New York. USA. Union Pool

Reykjavík, Iceland. Idno theater

Reykjavík, Iceland. Organ

Suomenlinna, Finland. Väkevä Viapori Festival

2007

Seattle. USA. The Triple Door

San Diego. USA. Casbah

Los Angeles, USA. The Echoplex

Portland, Oregon. USA. Someday Lounge.

San Francisco. USA. Bottom of the Hill

Burlington, Vermont, USA. The North End Studios

Gent, Belgium. Kunstcentrum Vooruit

Caen, France. Nordik Impakt Festival

Bourges. France. Les Printemps des Bourges

Tokyo, Japan. Shibuya O-Nest

Kyoto, Japan. Jittoku

Shanghai, China. Notch Festival

Beijing, China. Beijing Jazz

Goungzhou, China. Notch Festival

Helsinki, Finland. Kiasma Theatre

Helsinki, Finland. Kuudes Linja

Stockholm, Sweden. Kulturhuset. Larm Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark. Ström Festival

2002-2006

England. Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2006).

Paris, France. Divan du Monde (2006).

Norwich Arts Centre, England. CMN & Arts Council England (2006).

North Yorkshire. England.  The Shed (2006).

Oxford. England. Zodiac (2006).

London. England. Cargo (2006).

Brighton. England. Komedia (2006).

Isafjördur. Iceland. Aldrei fór ég sudur (2006-2007).

Reykjavík. Iceland. Tjarnarbíó (2006).

Berlin, Germany. NBI (2005).

Rotterdam, Holland. Lantaren Venster Theatre. (2005).

Reykjavík. Iceland Airwaves Festival.  (2004-2007).

Reykjavík. Iceland. Nasa (2005).

Haamenlinna. Finland. Hippolita Festival (2005).

The Reykjavik City Theater (2004).

Hasselt. Belgium. Kunstcentrum Belgie (2003).

Paris, France. Centre Pompidou (2003).

St Petersburg, Russia. Gallery Manesh, Rotho Festival (2003).

New York City. USA. The Tonic (2003).

Huddersfield. England. Ultrasound Music Festival (2003).

London. England. ICA. Festival w The BBC (2002).

Leeds. England. Evolution 2002 –Process (2002).

Amsterdam. Paradiso. Holland Festival (2002).

Florence, Italy. Vie Di Fuga (2002).