Arctic Drone: Iceland
October 19 and 20, 2019
24 HR DRONE \\\/// 6 HR YOGA
Our DRONE dreams continue their international journey this October, heading to Iceland for a seamless 24-hour sound and yoga event curated by Melissa Auf Der Maur, Nathan Larson and Bardi Johannsson.
ARCTIC DRONE is an immersive art event and all-encompassing experience, inspired by international series, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound with sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation, transcend time, genre and music itself. This is a shared experience devoted to unifying players and listeners alike.
It has appeared in traditional folk music around the world for thousands of years. Tibetan Buddhists use tonal chanting while Celtic and Middle Eastern countries play the bagpipes. Indian music is drone featuring instruments such as the sitar and tanura. The word “drone” is derived from the old English “drane”, which means “to hover” like a hummingbird or a bee
Performances by Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), Julianna Barwick, Nathan Larson (A camp), Atli Örvarsson, Ólöf Arnalds, Skúli Sverrisson, Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang), Sin Fang, JFDR (Samaris), IamHelgi (Úlfur Úlfur), Borgar Magnason, Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, Dísa, Kjartan Holm, Rauður, Arnbjörg Kristín, Rafnar, Taranga.
Yoga session by Yoga Shala
Art event will be at Fosshotel Húsavík from 10 am October 19 to 10 am October 20 (24 hours).
Yoga by Yoga Shala in the concert hall:
October 19 | 12PM – 6PM
October 20 | 10AM – 12PM
No tickets are sold to the art event. It is free for hotel and buffet guests at Fosshotel Húsavík.
Hotel price list:
Double room with breakfast and buffet – 26.900 ISK.
Single room with breakfast and buffet – 19.400 ISK.
Buffet only – 4.900 ISK.
In cooperation with AVA aldinvatn, Íslandshótel, Flugfélagið Ernir, Basilica Hudson, Lumen Project, Yoga Shala, Geo Sea, North Sailing, Visit North Iceland, Visit Húsavík, Bílaleiga Akureyrar
ARCTIC DRONE is inspired by the 24 HR DRONE and its International Satellite Program. A partnership between Basilica Hudson, LUMEN PROJECT, LE GUESS WHO? and a small collective of musicians and organizations committed to expanding the mission of 24-HOUR DRONE internationally, to deepen our connection with faraway devotees of art and experimentation.
Húsavík is a natural pearl in the north of Iceland, also known as the ‘Whale Watching Capital’. Surrounded by breath-taking nature guests can soak into mineral rich geothermal water at GeoSea sea bath, go on a whale watching tour, visit several museums or hike on the many walkways around town. Húsavík is also the start and ending point of the famous Diamond Circle. In winter sparkling northern lights light up the sky at this year-round destination.
Eagle Air operates a direct flight connection between Húsavík and Reykjavík, estimated flight time is only 50min.