Hildur Guðnadóttir


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  • Composer

Bio:


  • ISEA2010

    Hildur Guðnadóttir (IS, 1983) is a cellist and composer working in various collaborations and projects. Coming from Iceland, she studied cello in Reykjavik as well as musical studies/composition in Reykjavik and Berlin. Beeing a member of Kitchen Motors, a Reykjavik based think tank, record label and art collective along with Jóhann Jóhannsson, she is a major figure in the Icelandic music and art scene. Since 2004 she performed with the band Angel (Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresselhaus), made an album with Dirk (Mr. Schmuck’s farm), and played live with Pan Sonic, later collaborating on their album Cathodephase. She released her first solo album, Mount A, under the artist name Lost in the Hildurness, on 12 Tónar in 2006. In 2009, she released Without Sinking at Touch Records. Guðnadóttir is a member of Storsveit Nix Noltes (The Nix Noltes Big Band). She has also played frequently with BJ Nilsen in duet as well as with Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler Trio, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Angel, Schneider™, Ben Frost and Stilluppsteypa. As a composer she was nominated twice for the Iclandic Music Award and wrote pieces for theatre, dance, performances, chamber orchestras and films.


Current Location:


  • IS


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