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Cycle Music and Art Festival Nominated for the DV Cultural Prize in Iceland

Cycle Music and Art Festival is nominated for the respected DV Cultural Prize in Iceland in the category Visual Arts.

The South Iceland Chamber Choir premiered Surrounded by Strangers at Cycle Music and Art Festival in August 2015.

In an announcement made by the festival they emphasise that they share this honour with their main collaborators Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art MuseumMoving ClassicsCurated Place, and Import Projects as well as with all their amazing participants, artists and team.

The committee's description: "Cycle is a new and exciting art festival which was launched in Kópavogur last summer, but is in fact an international arts project, where music and visual arts are brought together in a powerful, collaborative way. It is particularly fitting to host such a festival in Iceland, where in recent years music and visual arts have increasingly merged in a common channel and where musicians and artists often collaborate closely. Many are active in both genres and in fact, do not even distinguish between the two. World renowned artists took part in the initial festival such as Ólafur Elíasson, The Icelandic Love Corporation and Simon Steen-Andersen, but also multiple young and upcoming artists. The festival incorporated an incredibly broad spectrum of art activity in the capital region and in collaboration with Import Projects Berlin, showcased chosen works for further promotion."

Surrounded by Strangers at SPECTRA Festival of Light

Surrounded by Strangers, composed by Eyvind Gulbrandsen and performed by The South Iceland Chamber Choir, was performed as a Immersive Digital Choir Installation at SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light, earlier this month. This is the second time the piece is performed digitally, the first time being in Manchester last November.

From Curated Place's website:

SPECTRA delivers a four day light spectacular growing from its home in Union Terrace Gardens to the Kirk of St Nicholas graveyard and into the signature building of the Granite City Marischal College, celebrating the Scottish Year of Architecture, Innovation & Design through this year’s theme “Spark of Inspiration”.

Featuring major public realm and gallery installations alongside new experimental works from the North East’s creative community the festival will enliven the city and celebrate Aberdeen’s creative past, present and future. Inviting audiences to engage with playful, accessible and high quality performances, spaces and works of art that marry light, sound and interactive experiences SPECTRA 2016 will be an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter.