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Museum Night in Hafnarborg – Music in Many Forms

As in years past, Hafnarborg will be open through the evening on Museum Night, February 8th at 5–11 p.m. A wide variety of entertainment will be provided for guests, both young and old, with a focus on music in its many forms, traditional and untraditional, such as video games and apps or other unlikely things. Watch, listen, sing, dance or make music on the spot. The programme of this years‘ Museum Night is as follows:

Phonemes – Exhibiting Music
17:0023:00
The exhibition celebrates the fifth anniversary of the concert series of the same name, which is dedicated to contemporary music. Here, music takes over, spreading through the museum space, in many different forms. The ideology of music is extended beyond the world of sounds, where the visual aspects plays a vital role in the experience. Music becomes as much a sound as an object, the flow of time is replaced by the flow of space, sound replaced by objects, the performer replaced by the listener.

Upheaval
17:0023:00
On exhibition are new works by artist Marta María Jónsdóttir. The works are abstract, crossing the boundaries between drawing and painting. The imagery is poetic and open, portraying a world which either appears to be coming into existence or ceasing to exist. The brush strokes and flow of colour form the foundation of the painting and the raw unpainted canvas becomes a part of the imagery, like a pause in a piece of music or a space in text. The works deal with painting itself, its origin and meaning.

Scavenger Hunt Through Hafnarborg
17:00–23:00
Guests can participate in a special Museum Night Scavenger Hunt through Hafnarborg, for the chance of reward. Following Museum Night, a winner will be drawn from those who participated in the hunt. Look high and low through the house and the galleries and experience the exhibitions in a different way – you never know what you will find at Hafnarborg!

Piano Recital at Hafnarborg with Tónlistarskóli Hafnarfjarðar
17:30–18:00
Tónlistarskóli Hafnarfjarðar will be all over town this Museum Night. The first event of the Night in Hafnarborg will be the school‘s piano recital in the museum‘s main gallery. There, the notes of the traditional piano will be heard among the other works of the exhibition Phonemes, offering a different – often unconventional – view of music. 

Mussila – Music Workshop for Children and Parents
18:00–19:15
This Museum Night, there will be two music workshops for children and their parents, exploring the possibilities of the Icelandic music app Mussila. The app is an adventure-based music game, for children between the ages of 6 to 11, where they learn the basics of music through the act of listening and playing, as they engage with music in a creative way – arranging it as they want, making their own melodies and more. Like that, the game develops children‘s skills in music in an entertaining and novel manner, combining challenges and enthusiasm with creativity and playfulness.

Live Walkthrough of Phonemes – Exhibiting Music
19:00–21:00
At the exhibition, guests have the opportunity to participate in many of the works, having an effect on the music or producing it by their own participation. Video games and a music corner form a part of the experience, as well as other interactive works, giving creativity and playfulness have free reign. The museum staff will be on hand to guide guests through the possibilities of how to participate in the works.

Mussila – Music Workshop for Children and Parents
20:00–21:15
This Museum Night, there will be two music workshops for children and their parents, exploring the possibilities of the Icelandic music app Mussila. The app is an adventure-based music game, for children between the ages of 6 to 11, where they learn the basics of music through the act of listening and playing, as they engage with music in a creative way – arranging it as they want, making their own melodies and more. Like that, the game develops children‘s skills in music in an entertaining and novel manner, combining challenges and enthusiasm with creativity and playfulness.

Silent Disco in an Art Museum
21:00–22:30
At Marta María Jónsdóttir‘s exhibition, Upheaval, guests will get an opportunity to see the artworks – or art – in a new light, as the exhibition room transforms into a dancefloor on Museum Night. In the middle of the works, guests will get to view the exhibition and the museum space in a different way than they may be used to, filling the gap with their own movements, as they pass from piece to piece on unusual terms. In this way, the silent disco not only becomes a unique way to experience music, where listeners dance to music that can be heard through wireless headphones, but a unique way to experience visual art as well.

Guðrún Árný Performs at Krydd
21:00–00:00
Singer Guðrún Árný is well known to the guests of Krydd Restaurant, where she performs regularly on Fridays, singing and playing the piano, as well as leading a sing-along through the evening. Krydd offers a dinner menu, with a wide selection of food and drink, where everyone will find something to their taste. To book a table, please contact the restaurant at (354) 558 2222.