Photo © Derrick Belcham
for electric guitar, contrabass clarinet, violoncello, double bass (2023)
Composer Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir follows an inner logic when approaching composition, often integrating sound with other sensory perceptions to create mutable, breathing, living structures through experimental performance practices and notation. Snæbjörnsdóttir studied composition at Mills College in the USA as a student of Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell and Fred Frith. As a performer, she has toured with artists such as Sigur Rós and Björk. Her work has been commissioned and performed widely and she is the recipient of awards and support from the Icelandic Centre for Research, the Jerome Foundation, and the National Sawdust Hildegard Award. Snæbjörnsdóttir has been Assistant Professor of Composition at the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavík since 2022.