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Popular Icelandic Musician to Unveil His New Music at Motovun Film Festival


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Kjartan Sveinsson, who was a former member of the popular Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, will be presenting his new solo music exclusively tonight at the Motovun Film Festival…

Sveinsson joined Sigur Rós in 1998 and played a number of instruments before leaving the group a couple of years ago to pursue a solo career. He has composed scores for Academy Award nominated short films and is a member of the advisory board for Kraumur Music Fund, which aims to “strengthen Icelandic musical life, primarily by supporting young musicians in performing and presenting their works.”

Kjartan Sveinsson talking about his career in Motovun on Monday

Kjartan Sveinsson talking about his career in Motovun on Monday

Q2 – a listener-supported, New York City-based Internet stream devoted to the music of living composers – named Kjartan Sveinsson in a list of “100 Composers Under 40”.

Sveinsson will be playing tonight (Monday 27 July – 10pm) at the Motovun Film Festival which started on the weekend in the Istrian town of Motovun

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