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.”
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.