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Music, history and nature

Cultural and educational programs for preschools and primary schools on the interplay between nature and music.


A: Field trip to Eyrarbakki

B: Visit to school


Aim: To use music and poems to  to maintain awareness and insight into the origins of a country and a nation.


The material : Valgeir Guðjónsson's music from the CD "Fuglakantata" with a poem by Jóhannes úr Kötlar which was made in collaboration with Hjallastefna.


The lyrics are all about Icelandic birds,  the loon, the spoon, the mouse spine, the ladybird and the stalk, etc. as well as a song about the field mouse.


Valgeir talks about the life of these birds  and behavior  before and during the song and sheds  pictures of them both in mind as  on the wall.

The aim is to mobilize students to participate in the song and to explain and interpret words and lyrics that may be unfamiliar to young people.


In Jóhannes' poems, nature is always close by and they are also a strong medium for life in the country before the modern era broke out in full force.

An attempt is made to rewind a little back in time, but at the same time draw the listeners' attention to the original sounds of nature to strengthen sound and musical awareness.


Things to think about: Music is an important part of an individual's development process. Today's sound world is becoming more and more complex and the supply of music and various influential sounds is almost unlimited. The surfer can have a sedative and sedative effect and come down to the positive activation of the sense of listening.


A The setting is Eyrarbakki, where the music in the wind, the sea and the song of birds are within easy reach, whether in the village of the Bird Sanctuary in Flói. A look at the Árnesingar Regional Museum, which contains a significant history of music in Iceland in the 19th century  


Duration:  2 1/2 - 3 hours

Price:  ISK 1500 per student in the class .

A visit to "Húsið" Byggðarsafn Árnesinga included in the price as well as a light refreshment.


Fare:  Determined by distance. The average price to and from Eyrarbakki to the Greater Reykjavík area is ISK 40,000 per group.

Schools are of course free to use their own agreements with bus companies / buses.

B: Visit to school. Agree on arrangements and prices at any given time.

bakkastofa - eyrargata 32, 820 Eyrarbakki / / tel. 821 2428 - 561 2429

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