Thursday, May 30, 2013

Routeopia - Piano on a bus

One of the gems of the Reykjavik Arts Festival is “ Routeopia – A Grand pianobus adventure.“ A group of very lucky people get to ride on a large bus decorated with chandeliers and a grand piano in the middle.  Icelandic pianist Davíð Þór Jónsson also known as “Watergipsychillharmoniumbeardtailking” accompanied by visual artist Ilmur Stefánsdóttir also known as “Fireegyptwoodgrandmasparkingindianchief.”  Jónsson played a brilliant combination of classical and modern music with whimsical improvisations using very unusual instruments.   The music gave the Reykjavik scenery a brand new perspective.