It all started on a cold and miserable winter morning in 2009 in Cologne, Germany. Marcel is meeting Kai, his former flatmate who wants to go on a very special trip with him. A few months later, in summer 2010, they are travelling to Iceland. With the help of Icelandic partners and donations from all over the world they were able to realise their idea of a documentary about Icelandic music and what makes it so special. They shot more than 5000 pictures, recorded 30 hours of interviews, attended about 60 shows, drove 1084 kilometers and drank 100 litres of Viking Beer during their stay.

Sonic Iceland tells the story of their trip and documents icelandic music in their natural habitat. A really interesting project which someday, hopefully, will turn into a book. If you liked Sounds of Stockholm, you’ll probably like this.







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