Iceland’s Bedroom Community & Friends

May 9
6 p.m.
$25; $20 for Liquid Music subscribers and ASI members.
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Music, Celtic, Folk

If you haven’t been to Iceland yet, this sonic sensation will take you there. If you’ve been lucky enough to visit, you’ll be transported back to the rugged landscape, hot pools, and rigorous aesthetic that imbue the country with its perennial appeal. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series and the American Swedish Institute are collaborating on a musical event more sound than melody, as a number of Nordic aural artists will send listeners into worlds unseen at the Turnblad Mansion. It’s outside, and yes, with cocktails. Swedish vocalist Mariam Wallentin wasn’t granted a visa, so Channy Leaneagh from Poliça is stepping in. Valgeir Sigurðsson, Jodie Landau, Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason, and Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto are still on board. The evening will also include guided gallery conversations and the Sisu Traveling Sauna. Tickets and more info can be found at