A singer and songwriter from Iceland takes over Kiasma’s 5th floor for one evening with a string quartet. This unique concert is available for limited amount of audience.
Sat, 9 Feb at 20:00 (doors open at 19:30)
Kiasma’s 5th floor
Tickets 16/13e (+1e service fee at the webstore)
A unique concert experience at Shoplifter’s exhibition
In his native Iceland, Högni Egilsson is one of the best known contemporary singers and songwriters. Importantly and interestingly, his music and performance style is equally loved by music aficionados and less serious, commercially inclined listeners.
Growing up, Högni learned to play the violin, but it was only in his late teens that he taught himself how to play the guitar and developed an interest in performing and writing pop songs. Mastery of the piano soon followed and complemented an extended course in improvisation and the harmonies of jazz, while a long stint in his high-school choir helped train his voice. Before enrolling in composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts at 21, Högni was already known as an extremely talented musician among his peers. With the 2007 release of Sleepdrunk Seasons, the debut album by Hjaltalín – an indie rock group fronted by Högni – that notion went national and within months his voice and compositions were seemingly everywhere in Iceland; on television, on the radio and on stages around the country.
He has also written music for film and television, including a well-received score for short film Víkingar (dir. Magali Magistry, 2013) which won the Golden Rail award and was nominated for the Discovery award, both at the Cannes Film Festival.
The concert is a collaboration with Radio Helsinki.
Here You Are theme year
The theme of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma’s 2019 programme is goodness, with exhibitions and performances throughout the year exploring the ideas of giving, sharing, hospitality and encounters.
We will invite viewers to make art themselves and to experience first-hand its power to bring joy and inspiration. Goodness comes from action, and it thrives on sharing.