"Pan now partakes in the newly established "Up Node Network, a platform for collaboration between a network of Nordic experimental music and sonic arts festivals."
"Extreme Chill and the festival's numerous sub-events have begotten multiple releases, concerts, friendships and collaborations between Icelandic and foreign musicians"
Pan Thorarensen is a musician, producer and event, festival organizer from Reykjavík, Iceland.
Pan has composed music for short films and documentaries and released numerous albums under various stage names, one of them is the electronic-ambient-trio "Stereo Hypnosis," in which he collaborates with his father, Óskar Thorarensen, and the composer Þorkell Atlason. The past eleven years, Stereo Hypnosis has released seven albums, all of which have received excellent reviews, both in Iceland and abroad.
Pan has travelled and exhibited his art across the world, performing at multiple music festivals—small and large—and during these travels, he has bonded with countless musicians, visual artists, agents, reporters and event planners.
Pan's has long been a catalyst of electronic music in Iceland. Ten years ago, he founded and organised "Extreme Chill," an annual electronic music festival which has drawn both local and foreign electronic music enthusiasts into the amber embrace of Icelandic nature.
Extreme Chill and the festival's numerous sub-events have begotten multiple releases, concerts, friendships and collaborations between Icelandic and foreign musicians.
Pan now partakes in the newly established
Up Node network, a platform for collaboration between a network of Nordic experimental music and sonic arts festivals. The collaboration consists of seven festivals in northern Europe and aims to strengthen new emerging artistic expressions and to exchange knowledge between partners to increase mobility for Nordic artists.