Archive for the ‘Mannlíf’ Category


I was reminded this winter that I should record more street life. I’ve always had that in mind, but somehow it’s always something in nature that fascinates me more.
On Labor Day earlier this month, I went down to the center of Reykjavík to record human life and the traditional program on this great day. Instead of going on a mass march through the streets of the city, I went straight down to Hallærisplan square and waited for the marchers and brass bands..
A large stage with a sound system had been set up in the square and there were only a few people. But shortly after I had started the recording, marchers and brass bands came rushing onto the square. The speeches of the day were nothing special, but the music was fine. It will not be audible here, except of course the brass bands that accompanied the mass march.
It took me a while to decide to put this recording on the web. It sounds bad in HD650 headphones, but slightly better in MDR7506.
But the remarkable thing about this recording in my opinion is the hum, noise or tone at 4Khz, 6Khz 8Khz and 10Khz. Anyone with trained hearing can hear these tones in this recording below, although an unrelated fan hum is also evident in the recording.
I first noticed this noise when I was recording COVID silence in the same square during the „lock down“ in the first weeks of the COVID, in the spring of 2020. Then it only came from one direction and also contained 15khz which is not audible now.
However, I have never been able to locate the source of this noise. I thought for a long time that this noise was coming from a broken transformer for the LED lighting. But here it was a clear day and all lights were off so this noise is coming from something else.

  (mp3 256kbps / 61,2Mb)

Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Primo EM172 / EM272 capsules v. LOM phantom power amps (Baffled AB)
Pix: Samsung S22

Location: 64.148076, -21.941375
Weather: 3-6m/sec, partly cloudy. about 10°C

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In recent years, I have been on the evening shift on December 23 (Þorláksmessa). So I haven’t been able to go downtown Reykjavík to record the ‘mood for Christmas’. But this December I was on a day shift which gave me the opportunity to record.
The last time was 5 years ago when I recorded this beautiful song on December 23, 2017.
It was a different atmosphere in the city center this year. I didn’t understand what it was, at least now there were more foreign tourists and the streets were covered in salt-slush and ice. This year there were no beautiful singing voices in the crowd as so often before. However, music comes from some street stalls and bars. On the ice skating rink at Hallærisplan (Ingólfstorg square), music was played loud during the skating dance.
After total 1Km long walk the recording ends rather quietly in a bar where I bought a beer.
In this recording I am using the same ultralight stereo microphone as I did in 2017. Baffled double capsule EM172/272 with a LOM Phantom power amp,
But today I have filled the empty space inside the wind shield between the microphones with a sponge of different density which has improved the separation between the right and left channels. It reduced the audible phase error between the channels which was clearly audible in the 2017 recording.
In addition, in the space between the microphone, outside the Rycote WS2 windshield and under the HWC2 Hi-wind fleece cover, is also a sponge. That sponge stops most of the vibration in the windshield due to wind, without affecting the sound quality.
This stereo microphone is very light, can withstand incredibly high winds, as well it has almost no „handling noise“. It is therefore good for booming where strong winds can be expected.
In this recording I did not use HPF. Between the houses and out in the open spaces where I walked, there was a considerable amount of wind that probably few, if any, microphones would have been able to withstand without wearing a good fur windshield plus additional HPF.
The more I use this DIY mic, which is mostly made from scrap materials, the happier I am with it.
Earlier that same night, I also recorded with simple EM172 binaural microphones. In many ways, that recording was very funny because no one around me noticed that I was recording, unlike the recording below. But that recording will have to wait to be published until later.
I also recorded for over an hour at the bar a nice mood recording, but I will never be able to publish it because the bar was playing copyrighted music.
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(mp3 256kbps / 48Mb)

Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6
Mics: Primo EM172 / EM272 capsules v. LOM phantom power amps  (Baffled AB)
Pix: Samsung S22

Weather: -10°C, calm to 5m/sec, clear sky.
Location: Downtown Reykjavík

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One of my friends for many years is Gísli Sigurgeirsson. He is a genius in many fields. In recent years, he has had strong opinions on climate change, and I therefore have great respect for him as a climate activist. I myself have given up on fighting for cycling infrastructure and a sustainable life for everyone, although I try my best to live as sustainably as possible in a western society. I am also always ready and waiting for radical movement if the governments like to change society into a sustainable lifestyle.
On August 20, 2022, a Climate festival was held in Reykjavík downtown in connection with a Reykjavik Culture Night. That day I was recording several things, including Gísla Sigurgeirsson’s speech.
Before and after the speech there were musical performances. The first was Maria Viktoria who sang and played. Then came Gísla’s speech and after that Vala Yates and Maria Viktoria sang and played a song together. Both these ladies are very talented, so everyone should remember these names.
Everyone involved in this recording gave me permission to put this content on the web.
It was very windy that day so I didn’t have much choice of microphone. My best stereo microphone for that is actually a homemade „baffled – binaural“ array with double EM172 and LOM mic amps in a Rycote WS2 windshield.
I have to admit that it always surprises me how good this DIY microphone is with unbelievable low „handling noise“ and low wind noise, even without HPF.
Although there were strong gusts of wind, you can hardly hear it in this recording, other than the sound waves from the sound system from the stage is distorted because of the wind.

  (mp3 26,7Mb / 265kbps)

Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Promo EM172 Baffled – Binaural.
Pix: Samsung S6

Location:  64.147287, -21.940348
Weather: Strong gust, partly cloudy, around 14°C

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It was at Sunday 19th of September 2021 that I suddenly decided to go on sea to record with the hydrophone. The weather- and tide forecast promise me a few hours of decent circumstances.
But when I arrive at the harbor, people there like to chat about my kayak and equipment. So when I finally went on I was getting late. The wind had increased and the tide was getting too low for the place where I was heading to, so after 4 km paddling I ended up beside a pier in Viðey island which is only 800m NE from Reykjavik Sundahöfn harbor.
I tied my boat to the pier and put the hydrophone about three meters below the boat. It surprised me how quiet this place was. Almost no sign of life, mussels or shrimps, probably because just 700 meter away is a dock for cruise ships which have most likely destroyed the ocean floor in this area with their powerful propellers.
Nevertheless the silence is as interesting in the ocean as the silence on open land, so it is worth listening to.
While I was recording, the ferry to Viðey came and went. So be careful, you need to lower the volume between 11 to 14 min because the propeller noise will be very loud .
You can get an idea how Bethowave 7121 hydrophones perform in this recording. It comes straight from the recorder. No noise reduction, just fade in and out and downgrade from 24/48 wav to 256 kbps mp3

(mp3 256 kbps / 58Mb)

Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Benthowave BII-7121
Pix: LG G6

Location: 64.161135, -21.855538
Weather: Gust 5-8m, cloudy, about 7°C

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Bjarni Jónsson ( 21. október 1881 – 19. nóvember 1965) fæddist í Mýrarholti sem var býli við Bakkastíg í Vesturbæ Reykjavíkur og voru foreldrar hans hjónin Jón Oddsson tómthúsmaður og Ólöf Hafliðadóttir. Eiginkona Bjarna var Áslaug Ágústsdóttir og eignuðust þau þrjú börn, Ágúst, Ólöfu og Önnu.
Bjarni lauk stúdentsprófi frá Lærða skólanum árið 1902 og lauk embættisprófi í guðfræði árið 1907 frá Kaupmannahafnarháskóla. Samhliða námi kenndi Bjarni við Stýrimannaskólann í Reykjavík og Kvennaskólann í Reykjavík. Haustið 1907 varð hann skólastjóri Barnaskólans á Ísafirði. Hann varð prestur við Dómkirkjuna í Reykjavík árið 1910, var prófastur í Kjarlarnesprófastsdæmi 1932-1938 og dómprófastur í Reykjavíkurprófastsdæmi frá 1945-1951. Hann varð vígslubiskup í Skálholtsbiskupsdæmi forna frá 1937 og til æviloka. Starfsferill Bjarna var langur og hann var starfandi prestur og vígslubiskup í rúmlega hálfa öld. Hann varð heiðursdoktor í guðfræði við Háskóla Íslands árið 1941 og hlaut ýmsar orður og heiðursmerki m.a. stórkross Hinnar íslensku fálkaorðu og hina dönsku Dannebrogsorðu. Bjarni var heiðursfélagi í fjölda félaga og árið 1961 varð hann heiðursborgari Reykjavíkurborgar en Bjarni þótti með þekktari borgurum Reykjavíkur og vakti athygli vegfarenda þegar hann gekk hempuklæddur milli Dómkirkjunnar og heimilis síns að Lækjargötu 12b.
Árið 1952 gafst íslenskum kjósendum í fyrsta sinn færi á því að kjósa sér forseta en fyrsti forseti Íslands, Sveinn Björnsson var þingkjörinn árið 1944 og endurkjörinn án atkvæðagreiðslu 1945 og 1949. Þrír frambjóðendur gáfu kost á sér Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Bjarni Jónsson og Gísli Sveinsson forseti sameinaðs þings. Kosningarnar voru afar pólitískar og naut Bjarni stuðnings framsóknar- og sjálfstæðisfólks en vinstra fólk, einkum alþýðuflokksfólk studdi Ásgeir. Bjarni naut stuðnings Morgunblaðsins, málgagns Sjálfstæðisflokksins og á kjördag hvatti blaðið til þess í forsíðufrétt sinni að kjósendur myndu sameinast um Bjarna og sagði að „allir þjóðhollir Íslendingar kjósa séra Bjarna Jónsson.“ Niðurstaða kosninganna varð sú að Ásgeir Ásgeirsson var kjörinn forseti með 48,3% atkvæða en Bjarni hlaut 45,5,%. Þriðji frambjóðandinn Gísli Sveinsson hlaut 6,2% atkvæða (Wikipedia).
Það gæti talist vel við hæfi að sr. Bjarni sjái nú um predikun á netinu í Páskaviku og miðjum COVID-19 faraldri því hann var prestur í Dómkirkjuni á dögum spönsku veikinnar 1918.
Hér er á ferðini nokkuð dularfull upptaka með Bjarna því ekki er vitað hvaða ár hún var tekin upp eða af hvaða tilefni.
Upptökuna gerði Hörður Þormar, efnafæðingur frá Laufási í Eyjafirði, á segulbandstæki einhvern tíma á árunum 1955-1965.
Árið 2012 færði ég allt hans gamla spólusafn yfir á stafrænt form og gaf hann leyfi til að gera þessa upptökuna aðgengilega ef einhver gæti gefið nánari upplýsingar um hana. Það er nokkuð augljóst að tekið er upp úr LW útvarpi því heyra má öðru hverju smelli sem gætu allt eins stafað af sólvindum.
Það er ljóst að Ríkisútvarpið hefur átt og á kanski enn þessa upptöku. Það sem hins vegar er ekki ljóst, er hvenær þetta hefur verið tekið og útvapað sem varð til þess að Hörður hljóðritaði þessa predikun. Sjálfur man hann það ekki. Bjarni hætti prestskap 1951 en þá átti Hörður ekki spólutæki. Það kann hinsvegar að vera að Ríkisútvarpið hafi útvarpað þessari predikun þegar Bjarni var gerður að heiðursborgara Reykjavíkur 1961.
Ef einhver getur gefið nánari upplýsingar um þetta hljóðrit þá væri það vel þegið.
Upptakan er í tveimur hlutum því hún var á tveimur spólum.


This is an old recording which was recorded on reel to reel recorder somewhere between the years 1955-1965 from a LW radio in Iceland. It is a church sermon with pastor Bjarni Jónsson (1881-1965). He was old style priest and well known cathedral bishop in Reykjavik from early to mid last century. This recording was found on a two reels in my parents friend´s storage. There was also other old personal recordings which I helped him to digitize in 2012.
What makes this recording interesting now when Covid-19 spreads all over the world is the fact Bjarni Jónsson was a pastor of the Reykjavik Cathedral when the Spanish flu crossed into Iceland in 1918 as well all over the Western world.
It is most likely this could be the only recording with this pastor from the last century which is almost forgotten now in modern days

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Recorder: Sound devices 744 24bit/44khz
Reel player: Revox B77

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Hólmavatn is a heath lake in the interior in west of Iceland between the two valley Kjarrárdalur and Hvítársíða. It is a part of a big lake system on a heath named Arnarvatnsheiði.
I have once before record the soundscape by this lake before. That was mostly a struggle with wind all the time, so I did not get anything interesting.
But at 22nd of June 2019 the weather forecast was perfect for this area, clear sky and calm most of the night.
I arrived with my gear around 9 pm at my previous recording place. It was still windy and some anglers about 500m away east of the lake. I quickly put up my rigs knowing that a calm weather meant just lot of gnats. I decided to put a two stereo pairs close to the shore, facing out to the lake. LCT450s in NOS about 60 m east from my car and MKH20 pair 70 m in the west. Suddenly around 11pm the wind stopped to blow and I started the recording.
What glorious soundscape. All those small tiny things and all those bird species. The LCT540s sounds much cleaner and brighter than MKH20, I guess mainly because of the different location.
But there was a big problem which I did not notice with my bare ears. The anglers made so much noise it was clear they would destroy my „natural silence“ recordings this night. They were playing a radio all the time, talking, starting car engines, and even worse, soon after I started the recording two of them started a motor boat. All this noise lasted for about two or two and a half hours.
Later that night when this noisy anglers were gone, all the birdsong became calm and less active. I am not sure why, but afterwards when I listened to the recordings it seemed like the anglers on the boat were disturbing birds on their habitat.
Following recording is a part of this „anglers moment“, probably the best part because the motorboat was mostly far east on the lake most of this time.
In the beginning of the recording you can clearly hear tiny sparks. It is coming from foam which forms between stones in the shore during windy days. When the bobbles in this foam blows, they make this tiny sparking sound. During the recording the sparks get fewer and lower because the weather is calm and no waves on the lake.
But there are so many bird species I guess I will not know them all. Great Northern Diver, Read Throated Diever, Arctic Tern, Whooper Swan, Pink Footed Goose, Black Headed Gull, Golden Plower, Dunlin, Whimbrell, Common Snipe, Common Redshank, Arctic Skua, Rock Ptarmigan and probably some other which you are welcome, if you know, to name in comments below.
You will hear the fish jumping and Arctic Tern hunting on the lake surface. Other background noise other than human noise from anglers is mainly from the river Kjarrá which flows in the Kjarrárdalur valley 4Km north of the lake .
This recording got a gently noise reduction, mainly because of high gain.
It was recorded with 47dB gain. In post the gain was normalized +26dB up to -5dB
Quality open headphones are recommended while listening at low to mid level, or in speakers at medium level.

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Recorder: Sonosax SX-R4+
Mics: Lewitt LCT540s (NOS setup)
Pix: Canon EOS M50
Location: 64.799603, -20.895132
Weather: Dry. Mostly calm up to 5m/sec

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Iceland’s electricity is produced almost entirely from renewable energy sources: hydroelectric (70%) and geothermal (30%). Less than 0.2% of electricity generated came from fossil fuels (in this case, fuel oil). In 2012 there was no wind power installed in Iceland. Electricity production increased by 24 MWh/person from 2005 to 2008, an increase of 83%.
According to Statistics Iceland the total electricity consumption was 7,958 GWh in 2002, 11,480 GWh in 2007, and 17,068 GWh in 2012. The aluminum industry in Iceland used 71% of produced electricity in 2011.
The electricity supply and consumption were equal in 2008: 53.1 MWh per inhabitant when the European union (EU15) average was 7.4 MWh. Iceland’s consumption of electricity was seven times higher than EU 15 average in 2008. The domestic electricity supply promotes use of electricity.
The Icelandic electricity market is geographically isolated. The market was closed for competition prior to 1 July 2003. Almost all electricity was supplied by Landsvirkjun and sold through regional distribution companies. Landsvirkjun had a monopoly position on investment in generation. Full market opening began in 2006 e.g. with the opportunity to switch supplier. Contracts for large scale energy users were in general long term, up to 30 years with options for extension.
Landsvirkjun, the largest electricity producer, had 76% annual production in 2007.The majority of the electricity is used in industry, mainly aluminium smelters and producers of ferroalloy. Landsvirkjun does not participate directly in the retail market for households and smaller businesses. In the retail market the main companies are RARIK, Orkuveita Reykjavíkur and Hitaveita Suðurnesja.The last two have also entered into the market for energy intensive users. The households heated with electricity, not many, receive subsidies to make their heating costs comparable to hot water heating. (Wikipedia) .
The following recording was recorded at Skóey island in Hornarfjörður fjord under a powerline “Byggðalína”. It is a 132kV powerline which connects all the regional and local electrical grids together and stabilizes the whole electrical grid in Iceland. The structure is in most parts over thirty years old and for the last several years it has been quite overloaded.
The recording was in 24bit/48Khz. Behind the aggressive electrical sound is a typical calm, quiet wetland soundscape with rumbling background noise from the ocean shore not far away and traffic.
When the recording is inspected in specrogram it shows the sparks fill the whole frequency spectrum of noise, or up to 24Khz (see picture). It would have been interesting to record this sparking sound at 192kHz because the whole microphone frequency range is up to 50Khz. That is not all, because the air is massively loaded with EMF/radiowaves, from 50Hz up to several hundred kHz. The strong radio signals travel long distances and make it almost impossible to record clean spaceweather signals with VLF receiver without human electrical noise pollution.

(mp3 256kbps / 55Mb)

Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Sennheiser MKH8020/8040 (Parallel AB40)
Pix: Canon Eos M

Location: 64.311677, -15.322010
Weather: Calm, Cloudy, drizzle rain. Temp: ca. 9°C

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Veturinn 2017-2018 hefur verið afar ánægjulegur fyrir þá sem hafa viljað sjá breytingar í verkalýðshreyfingunni. Eru það voandi merki þess að niðurlægingartímabili verkalýðshreyfingarinnar allt frá tímum Guðmundar J Guðmundssonar sé loks á enda.
Hófst það með kosningu Ragnars Þórs Ingólfssonar í stjórn VR og síðan Sólveigar Önna Jónsdóttur í Eflingu. Bæði hafa verið mjög skellegg í umræðunni um bætt kjör.
Það var því nokkur eftirvænting hvað myndi gerast 1. maí í ár, því sá dagur var nokkuð viðburðarríkur ári áður. Þá hélt Ragnar Þór ræðu á sérstökum baráttufund á Austurvelli á meðan gamla verkalýðsforustan með Gylfa Arnbjörnsyni hélt sinn fund á Hallærisplaninu.
Eftir útifundina 1. maí 2017 var Sósialistaflokkurinn stofnaður í Tjarnarbíó. Þar fremstur flokki var og er Gunnar Smári Egilsson sem sjaldnast hefur vafist tunga um tönn í umræðunni um spillingu og fátækt á Íslandi, orsök og afleiðingu.
Með þessu nýja fólki kemur nýtt tungutak sem hljómar eins og himnasending fyrir meðvitða launþega. Tilkoma Ragnars Þórs, Gunnars og nú síðast Sólveigar að mörgum öðrum ólöstuðum, þá er farið að heyrast langþráð tungutak í verkalýðsbaráttunni sem ekki hefur heyrst í áratugi. Fyrri verkalýðsforusta, sem greinilega var og er samgróin atvinnurekendum og fjármálageiranum, kom aldrei orðum að neinu sem máli skipti fyrir almenning, hvað þá að sýnna baráttunni með aðgerðum. Hún hefur fyrst og fremst komið sé fimlega frá aðgerðum gégn arðráni fjármálaaflanna, sjáftök þeirra ofurríku og síauknu launamisrétti.
En svo er það annað mál að hálfu ári liðnu, þegar kjarasamningar verða lausir, hvort ný forysta muni standa við gefin loforð. Því má svo ekki gleyma að almennt launafólk þarf lika að hafa vit, kjark og þor til að taka slaginn með verkalíðshrefingunni og verjast áróðri valdhafa og fjámálaafla
Upptakan sem hér er í boði var tekin upp á Ingólfstorgi 1. maí 2018, þ.e. tveir aðgreindir dagsrárliðir sem skeyttir eru saman. Er það ræða Ragnars og í framhaldi af því söngur almennings á Maístjörnunni og Internationalinum. Þá má heyra í ágætum miðbæjarróna taka nokkuð ákaft undir ræðu Ragnars og í lokin spaugileg, síendurtekin mismæli hjá kynni dagsins sem var Þórarinn Eyfjörð, framkvæmdastjóra SFR.

May day 2018

This is a recording of the VR union leader´s speech and two singalong songs in Mayday 2018. All is in Icelandic. It was recorded Ingólfstorg scuere in downtown Reykjavík.

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Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Sennheiser MKH30 / Autio Technica AT4022 (MS setup)
Pix: Iphone5s

Location: 64.148038, -21.941328
Weather: Light clouds to showers, calm up to 10m/sek, around 3°C

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It was very nice weather this evening. The downtown was almost overcrowded with people which was shopping or just walking around to feel and smell the atmosphere of Christmas.
It was calm so the town smelled strongly of cloves, toasted knead, spirit, red vine, beer, all kinds of perfume, tobacco and even weed…and what is never missing in Reykjavik, a smell of exhaust from traffic.This was perfect weather to catch the sound of the Christmas rush hour.
Just 30 second after I start the recording, I heard beautiful singing voices. There were six singers of female song group „Jólabjöllurnar“.
I placed my self around 4 meters from the singers. Behind me was the audience on their walk who stopped for a moment to listen. The heavy background noise is mostly from car traffic, as usual.
This recording is captured with DIY binaural microphone rig which I just finished to prepare several hours before the recording. It contains two matched pair of parallel Primo EM172 capsules, connected to LOM phantom power adapter (see pictures).
I spent two hours walking around recording this evening. I noticed some audible time error between left and right channel in 30-40° around the rig which means the rig needs some changes in the future. But the funny thing is this time error sounds like a perfect „sound effect“ in combination with this well trained singers.
This was recorded on Lækjatorg square in Reykjavik town center between 9 – 10 pm.
Quality open headphones are recommended while listening at mid level.

Lækjartorg á Þorláksmessu 2017

Það var ótrúlega gott veður þessa Þorláksmessu. Miðbærinn var líka troðfullur af fólki, sem liklega skiptist jafn milli Íslendinga og útlendinga sem voru að versla, sýna sig og sjá aðra.
Þar sem ég gekk austur Austurstræti og var var nýbúinn að ræsa upptökutækið þá mátti heyra fagran söng frá Lækjartorgi. Ég gekk á hljóðið og þar var þá sextett fagurra kvenna að syngja jölalög.
Ég mátti til með að ná þessum söng á upptökutækið og gerði það þar til yfir lauk.

(mp3 256kbps / 44Mb)

Recorder: Sound devices MixPre6
Mics: Primo EM172
Pix: Samsung Galaxy6

Location: 64.147388, -21.936692
Weather: Calm. Cloudy, 1°C

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Októberbyltingin var bylting í Rússlandi árið 1917. Hún er kölluð svo vegna þess að hún fór fram í október skv. júlíanska tímatalinu sem þá var í gildi í Rússlandi en samkvæmt gregoríska tímatalinu var dagsetninginn 7. nóvember, og er miðað við þann dag þegar byltingarinnar er minnst. Októberbyltingin var vopnuð uppreisn í Petrograd (núna Sankti Pétursborg) og kom í kjölfar febrúarbyltingarinnar sem hafði gerst sama ár. Októberbyltingin steypti af stóli bráðabirgðastjórn Aleksandr Kerenskij og færði völdin í hendur ráða sem var stjórnað af bolsévikum. Í kjölfar byltingarinnar kom fram nýtt stjórnarkerfi byggt á nýjum hugmyndum sem leiddi af sér stofnun Sovétríkjanna. (Wikipedia)
Að sama skapi þá breytti byltingin í Rússlandi allri pólitík á vesturlöndum, því í kjölfar hennar fékk almenningur auknar kjarabætur, heilsugæslu og betra skólakerfi frameftir síðustu öld.
Vinstri menn á Íslandi fjölmenntu og héldu upp á þennan viðburð í Iðnó 7. nóvember 2017 með skemmtilegri samkomu þar sem haldnar voru hressilegar ræður, kveðið og sungið á víxl í tæpa þrjá klukkutíma.
Að sjálfsögðu mætti ég með upptökutæki og tók upp viðburðin meðal gesta í miðjum sal. Sú upptaka sem hér heryrist eru tveir dagsrárliðir sem áttu sér stað eftir hlé. Annars vegar er það ræða Vésteins Valgarðssonar og svo lokaatriðið þar sem allir sungu Internationalinn, öll sex erindin þar sem Þorvaldur Þorvaldsson leiðir sönginn og frændi hans, Þorvaldur Örn Þorvaldsson, spilar á gítar.
Því miður er hljóðkerfið í Iðnó afskaplega lélegt. Hljómgæðin eru því skelfileg þó upptaka hafi heppnast með ágætum.

October Revolution 100 years anniversary

At the 7th of 2017 many socialists and other left wing folks in Reykjavik calibrated the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution.
The program included inspired speeches, poetry and songs and singalong songs that lasted for almost three hours. This recording contains two of this programs, an Icelandic speech and then singalong song of The Internationale in full version in Icelandic.
I think I need to apologize for the poor sound quality in this recording but it is mainly because of the sound system of the house.

(mp3 224Kbps / 37Mb)

Recorder: Olympus LS100
Mics: Primo EM172 (Binaural)
Location: Iðnó, Reykjavík
Pix: from the www

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