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Samaris (Iceland)

Samaris (Iceland)

Samaris is the name of an Icelandic music group with Jófríður Ákadóttir, the enchanting voice behind Samaris, clarinet player Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir and electronic producer Þórður Kári Steinþórsson.

Silkidrangar transcends language and symbolism, casting a spell on the listeners who will discover the authenticity of Samaris’ music and their beloved island. Talking about tradition, modernity and the importance of surrealism, Jófríður welcomes us in the glacial yet romantic world of Samaris.

“ Áslaug and I have been friends for a long time, we both attended the same music school and played the clarinet. We were really bored of everyday life so, we started talking about making a band that would do something different. Áslaug knew about Þórður being a producer, they went to the same elementary school, and so we contacted him to explain the idea we had in mind. He was on our same wavelength and this is how we went to the studio in our school.

The outcome was this: Samaris. It’s the name of this female character from François Schuiten’s graphic novel called ‘The Walls Of Samaris’ ”, according to Jófríður Ákadóttir 1).