Hilmar Thordarson (b. 1960).
Graduated from The Reykjavík
Conservatory of Music in 1985, with
a B.A. in Music Theory and
Composition. He received a Master
of Fine Arts from California
Institute of the Arts in 1989, and
a second Master's in Composition
from Yale University,1991.
Mr. Thordarson has had his
work performed in various Nordic
Music festivals as well as in
Central Europe, United States
Thordarson frequently makes
refers to Icelandic history and
nature in his compositions, e.g.
"The Big Wrestling of Gunnraud the
Great" for Trumpet and
4 Percussionists, and "The Goblins
from the Lands og Ice" an multi
media art work with live music,
Japanese Butoh dance and video.
The Goblins was premiered in
Chateauvallon in France in 1994 with
following performances in Marseille,
San Francisco and elswhere in
Currently Mr. Thordarson is a
Director of Kopavogur Computer
Music Cener (KCMC) as well as
Faculty member at the Reykjavik
Concervatory of Music.
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