21 May — 5 June 2016
 
Lokkur

Lock

Berglind María Tómasdóttir

Árbær, Open Air Museum
May 31 14:00 concert May 31 16:00 concert June 7 14:00 concert concert
June 7 16:00 concert

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The recently discovered instrument called Lokkur can be traced to Icelandic settlers in the United States of America in the early decades of the 20th century.

 

Lock— which can be described as a hybrid of the Icelandic musical instrument Langspil and a spinning wheel — was considered to be “a woman’s instrument”, perhaps due to its similarities to the latter.

 

The project consists of an exhibition of the Lokkur and its history together with short recitals which will include new commissions for the instrument by Karólínu Eiríksdóttir, Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir and Berglind María Tómasdóttir.