Room 408 (originally Herbergi 408), an interactive theater piece by Steinunn Knútsdóttir and Hrafnhildur Hagalín with music and sound design by Kira Kira, has been nominated for the Prix d’ Europa 2010 awards in the Emerging Media category.
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The radio drama production Blessud sé minning naeturinnar (“Blessed Be the Memory of the Night”), with original score and soundscape by Anna Thorvaldsdóttir has also been nominated for the prize, as reported on icelandmusic.is. The drama was written by Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason and directed by Símon Birgisson.
Room 408 is described as an adventurous sound, video and web experience with multiple interactive possibilities, a farce-like thriller which tells the story of Anna, Einar and their daughter Sonja who seem to live a happy life in a small town on the west coast of Iceland. But when a close family friend dies, hidden secrets start to emerge and the family is swept into a swirl of terrifying events.
The Prix Europa prize is the continent’s largest competition for television, radio and the emerging media. The event is attended by well over 1,000 delegates from more than 40 countries. You can find more information about the event here.
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