föstudagur, mars 06, 2009
The Icelandic Music Experiments - Edition 2009: 40 artists on stage
The Icelandic Music Experiments / Battle of the Bands aka Músiktilraunir 2009 will be held for the 27. time (since 1982). This year there will be only 4 Semi-final nights instead of 5.
The Dates of the 4 Semi-finals: 27. March - 30. March @ Íslenska Óperan.
Entrance: 800 IKR
Tickets @ Íslenska Óperan @ 16:00
The Final Night: 4. April @ Listasafn Reykjavik, Hafnarhúsid (Reykjavik Art Museum) will be broadcasted live on Iceland Radiostation Rás 2.
Entrance: 1.000 IKR
The main goal is to make way for young and uprising musicians, and giving them an opportunity to perform on a professional level, and even get rewarded with spectacular prices that include recording sessions, music instruments etc. Through the years, I.M.E. has proven to be a milestone for young and upcoming bands and still is a great venue for our evergrowing Icelandic music scene.
The registration started on 27. February & ends on the 13. March.
Application forms and any information is given @ Hitt Húsið @ Pósthússtræti 3-5, & http://www.musiktilraunir.is/ & http://www.hitthusid.is/.
Fill out tthe application form; send in 2 songs (mp3’s); make a brief text/description of the band and provide a high quality digital band/artist picture.Participation fee is 6000 IKR.
40 bands/musicians can perform this year.
Hitt Húsið will select those 40 applications based on the rules of the I.M.E. Those who will be rejected this year, will get their registration fee back.
List of the previous winners:
1982 - Dron
1983 - Dúkkulísurnar
1984 - Verkfall kennara, keppni féll niður
1985 - Gipsy
1986 - Greifarnir
1987 - Stuðkompaníið
1988 - Jójó
1989 - Laglausir
1990 - Nabblastrengir (Umbilical cords)
1991 - Infusoria (Sororicide)
1992 - Kolrassa Krókríðandi (Bellatrix)
1993 - Yukatan
1994 - Maus
1995 - Botnleðja (Silt)
1996 - Stjörnukisi
1997 - Soðin Fiðla
1998 - Stæner
1999 - Mínus
2000 - XXX Rottweiler hundar
2001 - Andlát
2002 - Búdrýgindi
2003 - Dáðadrengir
2004 - Mammút
2005 - Jakobínarína
2006 - The Foreign Monkeys
2007 - Shogun
2008 - Agent Fresco