Luxembourg-born, Iceland-raised, California-educated, and currently New York-based, composer Úlfur upholds Iceland’s reputation as the world’s leading contemporary experimental music scene, and offers an experience as diverse as his background with his new album Arborescence.  Úlfur has become known in the music world not just for his impressive collaborations—he has worked with Jónsi of Icelandic luminaries Sigur Rós and has composed pieces for the Kronos Quartet and the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra—but also for inventing and building some of the unique instruments and synthesizers used in his music.

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Reykjavik, IS
Reykjavik Roasters
Boutique coffee roaster and cafe with two locations.  Offers a variety of specialty coffees and pastries, as well as various educational courses for coffee enthusiasts.
Reykjavik Roasters, Kárastígur, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Nightclub, concert venue, and art gallery space run by a collective of Reykjavik-based artists and musicians.  Mengi holds regular exhibitions and live performances, and also maintain an art shop and music label for Icelandic experimental music.
Óðinsgata 2 101, Reykjavík, Iceland
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"Get out of Reykjavik and visit Hljóðaklettar. The volcanic crystalline towers of basalt are stunning. The glacial river running through the national park will also lead you to the largest waterfall in Europe."  — Úlfur 
Hljóðaklettar, Iceland
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