It all started in June of 2014. Director Baldvin Z. came by and told me that he had some really great scripts that he wanted me to write music to. I got a draft script of the first episode, and started composing a 5 minute track that would include all the emotions of the series, and display how we thought sonic world should sound and feel - the music DNA of the show, so to speak.
I composed some music for Iceland Aurora, a non-narrative time-lapse film which captures the mesmerising Aurora Borealis and the unique scenery of Iceland. This is was the first of many collaborations with cinematographer Snorri Þór Tryggvason.The wonders of the Auroras are difficult to experience for most of the world, normally only visible in arctic regions and at the Antartica. So Snorri set out to capture them for those who don't have a chance to enjoy them like we, who live in the north.
Iceland is a country famously not known for comedies. In fact most of our films and TV series are about the darker side of the the human life, and when they are not, they tend to be small fragile and sometimes claustrophobic stories. Enter Ligeglad (Whatever).
This last decade has seen a big rise in interest in soundtrack music and cinematic instrumental music. Here are some personal thoughts on why that might be, and the philosophy behind much of the work you will find here.
The way we enjoy music changed drastically with the introduction of our own private music space, with what I consider to be a proper music revolution - The Walkman.