Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ham at NASA

The Reykjavik rock music scene is well known around the world and has a well deserved reputation for being creative and unique.  This is why my wife and I gladly accepted an invitation to a concert by Ham, a venerable Icelandic Rock band that has gained loyal audiences in the U.S. and the U.K.    To be honest, we really liked the music which set a mood reminiscent of impending doom.   The vocalists drew the audience with interesting modulations and sudden twists and turns.  We were afraid we were going to be the oldest members of the audience, but we were glad to see others who belong to our cohort enjoying the music.   With this performance and what we have heard at Harpa (the concert hall) and during Reykjavik’s Culture Night, we have been exposed to a wide range of Icelandic performers of techno, rock, classical music, and traditional Icelandic songs.   This is truly an artistic country.