May 12th – Hist og
Hist og was founded in 2017 to compose and perform new music for Sigur Rós’ Norður og Niður festival. Throughout the years, the trio’s members have found themselves on stage with the experimental pop groups múm, amiina and Sin Fang. Apart from that, they have sordid histories of performing jazz and improvised music with Iceland’s most prominent musicians. Reflecting their unique background, the trio’s music is a mix
of introverted and slow-heaving electronica, improvised music and twitchy new age. The trio’s first album, Days of Tundra, was released on Reykjavík Record Shop in September 2019. Their second album, Hits Of, was released on Reykjavík Record Shop in December 2020.
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, trumpet, keyboards and electronics
Róbert Reynisson, guitar, bass and keyboards
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, drums and percussion