I’m Eyvindur Karlsson, an Icelandic singer songwriter. I’ve been working in the Icelandic folk music scene for about 15 years, and have done quite a bit of work for Icelandic theater. I have released a solo album, as well as a few other things, and have traveled to various countries to perform, including Austria, Monaco, The Czech Republic, England, Denmark and more. My work has been described as “theatrical,” and having clever lyrics. I get compared to artists like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Neil Young.
I am also a trained theater director and a comedian.
Below are some samples of my music for theater.
Ubbi kóngur – King Ubu
Leikfélag Hafnarfjarðar, 2015
A production of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist play Ubu Roi.
We have taken this show to Austria, Monaco and the Czech Republic.
Góði dátinn Svejk og Hasek vinur hans – The Good Soldier Svejk and his friend Hasek
An adaptation of Jaroslav Hasek’s classic novel, The Good Soldier Svejk. I wrote the music and performed in the show.
Í skugga Sveins – In the shadow of Sveinn
An adaptation of Skugga Sveinn, one of the oldest Icelandic plays. I wrote and performed the music, and played the title character. The show was nominated for two awards, and received the Gríma award for the best children’s show.
This is a song from the show, but was recorded at the Gríman awards.
Below is a recording of another song from the same show.