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 and Japan. 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 California.

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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