Guðjónsson + Þorvaldsdóttir

Guðjónsson + Þorvaldsdóttir

Guðjónsson + Þorvaldsdóttir
Opening Concert

Thursday, January 30th
HARPA | Reykjavík Concert Hall & Conference Center 
Silfurberg Room 

Commissioned by RCVM (Reykjavík Center for Visual Music), this piece has been created by Guðjónsson and Þorvaldsdóttir to be premiered at RVM · PyR Festival 2014.

Sigurður Guðjónsson

Sigurður Guðjónsson
1975 | Reykjavík · Iceland 

Makes videos where image, sound, and space form a seamless whole. He finds his ideas in his immediate environment often in abandoned places. These become settings for movement and sound that have laws of their own and generate a strong and nostalgic atmosphere. The distant world of these works draws the viewer toward its core, through a near-bodily experience of the interplay of image and sound with the setting.

Gudjónsson's body of work ranges from single and multi-channel video works, sound and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world.

Anna þorvaldsdóttir

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir
1977 | Iceland 

Composer who frequently works with large sonic structures that tend to reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflecting her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere.

Anna’s music is frequently performed in Europe and in the US, and her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions.

Anna is the recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming. TheIceland Symphony Orchestra has premiered and recorded four of Anna's orchestra pieces.

Currently based in Reykjavík, Iceland.