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16.07 : GEIGEN

Techno-violin performance at 22:00

@ Herðubreið Cinema

GEIGEN is a techno-violin duo, formed in San Francisco in the fall 2018, by artist Gígja Jónsdóttir and musician Pétur Eggertsson where they discovered that both of them had quit playing the violin in their adolescence after many years of training. The stagnated music education system had scared them off but the violin had a big impact on their lives and they shared the interest to bring the instrument back into their work.

GEIGEN rebels against the classical image of the violin, it is the need to break out of traditional systems, it embraces the violin and attempts to bring it into the future using techno, ultraviolet lights and interactive installations. In their translucid concert experiences, the Geigen Galaxies, the duo voyage outside the galaxy with the mighty sounds of the violin which morph into waves and stardust, consequently transforming the space into a black hole and through their dancing, the audience travels to new dimensions.