ErkiTónlist was founded in 1985 to promote creative endeavours in music, especially those that for one reason or other did not obtain commercial support.
ErkiTónlist sf has:
- Issued several LPs and CDs with experimental and theatre music
- Constructed the MIC database for Icelandic music – www.mic.is.
- Produced music videos for experimental music
- Organized seminars for young musicians – emphasizing on computer music
- Initiated and organized the biannual ErkiTid – the first electronic music festival in Iceland
- Supported the development of CALMUS project , a computer program for musical composition
- Operated a studio for recording, sound design, video production and programming environment for CALMUS
- Released CDs with classical as well as contemporary music