Safnanót í Bókasafn Hafnafjarðar

For the audiovisual installation premiered at Night Museum in Bókasafn Hafnarfjarðar during Vetrarhátíð – Winter Lights Festival there are specially prepared sound tracks. They combine stories about Hidden People collected by my beloved Ísmús and electronic music and they are related to each pair of photos taken by Magdalena Lukasiak during her bike trip around […]

Skógafoss bathed in ice

I can’t believe I have done it after so many years of sound recording in Iceland: I forgot to bring my windscreen also known as a „dead cat” or „my furry hard-working friend” as my family calls it. Therefore, it was impossible to do a good recordings, without wind blowing straight into the microphone. BUT […]

Raufarhólshellir

In Iceland we have about 700 lava tubes. Raufarholshellir is one of the longest and the biggest. 5200 years ago, during the eruption of Leiti (in Blafjall), flowing lava has built up this tunnel. The sound was collected during the winter, when the floor is covered with “ice stalagmites” that are singing in the raindrops. 

Páskahellir – when the sun is dancing

I don’t know about you, but I need a little pause today. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I returned to the sound collected in July this year in the East Fjords of Iceland, in the cave on the shore of the ocean, Páskahellir. Legend has it that when you visit the cave on […]

The fastest glacier to disappear

It was so beautiful yesterday on the Sólheimajökull glacier, that today is like we came back from a different planet. Every time I want to bring back the feelings and memories I just listen to the sound from that place. Sadly, Sólheimajökull is one of the fastest disappearing glaciers in Iceland. I can see with […]

Laugavegur Trail: Black desert

Right before entering the black desert of the Icelandic interior, we had to cross the glacial river and few other smaller streams. At that point, I did not know we are seeing the water for the last time – then next several hours of walking was just black sand and wind. I can say, that […]

Wulkan miłości: ognisty trójkąt

Fire of Love: a love triangle [this text but in English] Historię Katii i Maurice’a Krafftów poznaje każdy, kto zaczyna stawiać swoje pierwsze kroki w wulkanologii. Wulkanologia jest jednym z najbardziej niebezpiecznych zawodów świata, ale często wykonuje się go tak naprawdę zza biurka – obserwując pomiary sejsmiczne czy zdjęcia satelitarne. Katia i Maurice nie chcieli […]

Fire of Love: a love triangle

Everyone who begins to take their first steps in volcanology learns the story of Katia and Maurice Krafft. Volcanology is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, but it is often done from behind a desk – by observing seismic measurements or satellite photos. Katia and Maurice did not want to sit behind […]

Noise From The Volcano: Meridalur

It wasn’t easy to get up at 4 a.m. after just 4 hours of sleep and go for a hike. It was worth it though: by the volcano, just a few people, everyone quietly enjoying the majesty of the nature. We were sitting like, in the cold and in the rain, but mesmerized by this […]

Laugavegur Trail: Þorsmörk (Thorsmork)

One of my favorite sounds from the Laugavegur trail is this one. Going down to Þorsmörk, our last stop, we first heard birds, then we saw sheep. After spending two days in the wilderness of the Icelandic highlands, hearing and seeing the animals was downright touching. It also meant that we would reach our destination […]