Salóme Katrín

Iceland Airwaves 2021

Downtown Reykjavík Nov 3-6

Salóme first saw the world in the fall of 1995, upon being thrust into the world at a grey hospital in the small fishing hamlet of Ísafjörður on the North West corner of Iceland.

And She saw that it was good, and She smiled upon it. And there was evening, and there was morning.

She has been making music in its honour ever since.

One might imagine that growing up in a small, remote fishing hamlet on the edge of the Arctic Circle would have its drawbacks. Surely it does. Isolation is a big one. However, as composer/performer Salóme Katrín Magnúsdóttir is already demonstrating in her budding music career, such seeming disadvantages can become enormous assets if properly approached. With the right mindset, isolation begets imagination.

In her youth, Salóme Katrín put good use to the freedom and abundance of spare time life in Ísafjörður, Iceland (pop. 2500), provides. Days not spent practicing ballet, piano and singing were usually devoted to obsessing over music of any kind – armed w

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