New Album Out!
South Iceland Chamber Choir presents its fourth album, Kom skapari - Come Creator, published by Smekkleysa - Bad Taste Music.
The album contains new Icelandic compositions commissioned for the choir. The majority of the composers comes from a pop music background while the choir has showcased and published contemporary music, so the outcome is both surprising and entertaining.
Among composers are Kjartan Sveinsson, Snorri Hallgrímsson, Bára Grímsdóttir, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Vala Gestsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, Benedikt Hermannsson, Örlygur Benediktsson, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Magga Stína, Georg Kári Hilmarsson, and Páll Guðmundsson á Húsafelli.
Work on the album started in 2012 and part of the music was premiered at Dark Music Days in Iceland in February that year. Jonas Sen, a renowned Icelandic music critic, chose the concert as the best choir concert of the year 2012.
The album was published with generous support from Tónlistarsjóður, SASS, and Hljóðritasjóður.
The album can be found in the Smekkleysa shop on Laugarvegur 35, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. We are working on setting up an online shop but until then, if you would like to buy a copy for international shipping, drop us a line and we’ll be in touch.