World Light - World Song
Location: Hamrar Music Hall, Ísafjörður
9.15 - 16.30 Symposium
(12.30 - 14.00 Lunch)
18.30 - 20.00 Dinner
20.30 - 22.00 Concert
9.15 Dr. Birna Bjarnadóttir: Opening notes.
10.00 Ingi Björn Guðnason: ""Reading poetry is deadly" - On Words, Nature and Society in Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson".
10.30 Andrew McGillivray: "The Poetics of World Light".
11.30 Becky Forsythe: "World Light in the Sky of Obscure Beauty".
12.00 Elin Thordarson: "The Tragic Poet, the Comic Tramp: Approaching the Essential in City Lights & World Light".
14.00 Matthew Patton, composer: "Halldór Laxness and Music".
15.30 Halldór Guðmundsson: "World Light, Halldór Laxness and Music".
16.00 Guðfinna Hreiðarsdóttir: "Happiness lives here." The Life and Poetry of Halla Eyjólfsdóttir (1866-1937)". Lecture accompanied by two songs, performed by Ingunn Ósk Sturludóttir.
18.00 - 20.00 Dinner at the maritime restaurant Tjöruhús, Ísafjörður. Dinner music performed a cappella by young female singers. There will be songs with lyrics by Halldór Laxness as well as some traditional Icelandic folk songs.
Information, prices etc.
The symposium is free of charge to all participants.
All participants are welcome to have lunch as well as dinner together with the lecturers and performers, but please note that both meals are at your own expense.
Lunch: A light meal will be served at restaurant Við Pollinn at the Hótel Ísafjörður, 5 mins‘ walk from Hamrar.
Dinner: A seafood buffet will be served in the Tjöruhús restaurant in Ísafjörður (Westfjords Heritage Museum).
Evening Concert, entrance fee: ISK 1.500. Tickets will be sold at Hamrar.