About This Program

Bedroom Community, “a creative hub of sonic geniuses that continues to evolve and produce incredible work” (BlackBook Magazine) operates out of Iceland as a collective and record label dedicated to the musical innovations of a close knit group of composers and performers including Daníel Bjarnason, Sam Amidon and Valgeir Sigurðsson. Celebrated as “a lightning rod at the juncture where the ambition of classical music meets the aesthetics of indie music” (Pitchfork), the collective teams up with Liquid Music, Finnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto, primordial songstress Mariam Wallentin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Mariam the Believer) and the American Swedish Institute for a one of a kind performance on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Turnblad Mansion. Visitors can also experience The Weather Diaries, an art exhibition exploring fashion from Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Featured Artists

Pekka Kuusisto / Mariam Wallentin / Sam Amidon / Valgeir Sigurðsson / Daníel Bjarnason / Jodie Landau

Where Words End

In May 2017 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents Where Words End, a festival that explores themes of immigration and cultural identity through the lens of Nordic music and culture with programs that bring together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds. The festival includes specially tailored SPCO concerts featuring Artistic Partners Martin Fröst and Pekka Kuusisto, Liquid Music programming with Iceland’s Bedroom Community, American Swedish Institute activities and more. Learn more at

Liquid Music

This event is part of the SPCO's boundary-defying Liquid Music concert series.
Learn more and buy this event as part of a full Liquid Music subscription package.

American Swedish Institute

This event is copresented with the American Swedish Institute. Learn more at


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