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Runar Magnusson is an Icelandic/Danish soundartist and musician, currently based in Austria. With a masters degree in Electronic Music Composition from The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/DK, he is inspired by the sounds of nature, noise, and meditation, Magnusson specializes in atmospheric disturbances through minimalist compositions. While an oppressive hue is often cast upon Magnusson's work, it is nevertheless always drafted with a sly trace of humor. Magnusson has worked extensively in theatre in Denmark, made music for numerous performances for companies such as Reumert winner Kristjan Ingimarsson Company, Wunderland & Wilma Version. He has worked with surround sound, playing multi channel concerts at various locations, in churches, galleries, clubs and theaters located throughout the world including China, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Mexico, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA.
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Sabrina Joy (b. 1978 Philippines) co-created Hljodaklettar with Runar Magnusson in 2009. She launched Rous Radio, an internet radio station, in 2013. She is the main contributor/programmer of the station. Her music interests cross a wide swathe of genres such as blues, dub, latin, psych, garage, surf, rocksteady, dancehall, experimental, noise, prog, among many others.
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Jˇhann Jˇhannsson┤s stately, slow-building and hauntingly melodic music, which frequently combines electronics with classical orchestrations, has been quietly bewitching listeners since he released his first genre defining solo record Englab÷rn in 2002 on the well respected British label Touch. Although mostly instrumental, Jˇhann┤s work often involves complex narratives, which often deal with man┤s relationship with the world of machines and decaying and obsolete technology. Jˇhannĺs many projects include the all-analog Apparat Organ Quartet and Kitchen Motors, the art organization/think tank/record label which specializes in instigating collaborations and art projects across diverse artforms. Jˇhann is also an award-winning film composer with 8 international feature film credits to his name. He is a prolific collaborator, having worked and performed with artists such as Marc Almond, Barry Adamson, Pan Sonic, The Hafler Trio, Jaki Liebezeit, Laetitia Sadier, David Tibet, Baby Dee, Larsen and many more.
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Helgi ١rsson was born in Egilsstadir in the east of Iceland in 1975. He studied Sonology at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, received his BFA from the Gerrit Rietfeld Academy in 2002 and an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2004. Helgi was a part of the artist initiative Kunstschlager in Reykjavik and ABC Klubhuis in Antwerpen. As well as having handled his brush and chisel for the past decades Helgi is a member of the bands Stilluppsteypa and Evil Madness.
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Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson (b. 1977) is an Icelandic musician and sound artist, founding member of Stilluppsteypa. Sigmarrson was born in Akureyri, Iceland and studied sound art at the Fachhochschule in Hannover, Germany from 1998 to 2003.
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PÚtur Eyvindsson is an Icelandic musician, photographer and an avid camera collector, born in Akureyri living in Reykjavik. PÚtur is a solo musician going by names PÚtur Eyvindsson and DJ Musician. He is also co-founder and member of the electronic duo Vindva Mei with R˙nar Magnusson, and a member of the electronic super group Evil Madness. PÚtur has released three solo albums, four Vindva Mei albums, and 3 albums with Evil Madness.
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BJNilsen is a sound and recording artist, has since 1990 been putting out work in various constellations. Primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, field recordings and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. He has worked for documentary film, television and sound engineer
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Jˇhanna Kristbj÷rg Sigur­ardˇttir was born 1982 in Reykjavik Iceland. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts 2008, with a B.A. degree in Fine arts. She has taken part in several exhibitions and art related events since her graduation. She is a member in the Crymo GallerÝ, ReykjavÝk, Iceland, where she recently had a solo-exhibition, September 2010. Her work has mostly been focused on paintings and installations.
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Thor Magnusson is an Icelandic musician/writer/programmer working in the fields of music and generative art of all kinds. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Sussex where his research is focused on the semiotics of computer music interfaces, human-machine interfaces and the sociology of programming computer music. He teaches courses on computer music and algorithmic and interactive systems in the University of Sussex Music Informatics course and the Sonic Arts course of Middlesex University. Thor is mainly interested in improvisation, live performances, installations and audio software production. He is a co-founder and member of the ixi audio collective and with ixi he has written various musical software and given workshops and talks in institutions all over Europe on the design and creation of digital musical instruments and sound installations.