Bergur Thomas Anderson

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16. january 2018

From 25 January 2018 till 3 March 2018, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam will turn into the Kunsthalle for Music, a contemporary space for the live exhibition of musical works.

Music is not necessarily what you think it is. Can we imagine a space for music that exists outside of any media and beyond the stage? A space for un-recordable music, music of undefined duration, existing even when no audience is present? A dissolution of performer and audience, of rehearsal and performance? How can we imagine contemporary music, composition, and music performance as contemporary art today? - from Ari Benjamin Meyers manifesto for the Kunsthalle for Music.

The Kunsthalle for Music ensemble forms the heart of the Kunsthalle for Music, consisting of eight musician-performers. An open-call for musicians of all types, backgrounds and skill-levels resulted in the following ensemble: Bergur Thomas Anderson (guitar), Billy Bultheel (piano), Sandhya Daemgen (violin and voice), Sara Hamadeh (violin), Alexander Iezzi (drums and percussion), Nanna Ikonen (saxophone and electronics), Jackson Moore (saxophone), and Pau Marques i Oleo (cello).

More about The Kunsthalle For Music on Witte de With website

22. December 2017

The Hardest Acting Challenge I Have Ever Faced (2017) will be screened during the Nordur og Nidur Music Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. The festival is happening in Harpa Music Hall from 27. - 30. december.

11 december 2017

screenshot from Improvisation for painting, a performance by Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir
teaser here
Marress, Maastricht on 2 july 2017.
Performers: Bergur Thomas Anderson, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and Tumi Árnason

8 december 2017

Laumulistasamsteypan's Karaoke Bar

Project Space at7, Amsterdam
Friday 8 dec
7pm - 22 am

Laumulistasamsteypan consists of a group of artists, annually and temporarily entwined on a small island called Hrisey (Iceland). Laumulistasamsteypan is a residency, a cooking club, an oddity, a festival, a gang, an un-broadcasted reality TV show, a reunion, an expedition, a radio station, a cult, a transnational project meeting or a summer camp for restless artists.

FRIDAY 8th of December at 19:03 Laumulistasamsteypan space ship will crash in Amsterdam on co-ordinates 52.3572656,4.838187599999969, also known as at7 project space.

A normal guy, a Tarot Cowboy, a human/sugar cane hybrid and a jalapeno farmer meet up for a drink at a karaoke bar. A bishop turns the wheel of fortune while a digital paper clip sings Britney Spears in autotune. A colorful hobo sends love letters to an unstable rock.

Laumulistasamsteypan 2017 consists of: Borghildur Tumadóttir, Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Catoo Kemperman, Timna Tomisa, Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir, Helene Johanne Christensen, Arna María Einarsdóttir, Simon Becks, Ástríður, Jónsdóttir, Gunnar Örn Egilsson, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Susan Van Veen, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Simon Brinck, Minne Kersten

3 november 2017

What am I doing with my life?, a performance by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson.
3rd november 2017
Kling&Bang, Reykjavik.

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson's performance What Am I Doing With My Life? (WAIDWML) is a rap show based on the topics of health, the environment, medicine and death. Performed by Dr. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and faculty memebers: Arnar Ásgeirsson, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Örn Alexander Ámundason, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson, Hilmar Guðjónsson, Benedikt Nikulás Anes Ketilsson

22. october 2017

The Hardest Acting Challenge I Have Ever Faced (2017) will be screened at the Northern Wave International Film Festival happening at Rif, Iceland.