Snorri Hallgrímsson, the wonderful, Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has joined the Moderna Records family, stated the label in a press release. He has collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds in such projects like ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and the BAFT-winning score for the very engaging, ‘Broadchurch’ TV mini-series.
His genre-bending upcoming debut album was mainly recorded in Arnalds’ studio in Reykjavík and will drop 16th of March 2018, with the first single ‘Homeless’ out now.
Snorri Hallgrímsson is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, whom, started out as a classical guitarist, then he fell in love with Gustavo Santaolalla’s film music in his teens and hasn’t looked back since.
He finished his Bachelor’s degree in composition from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2013 and his Master’s degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music, Valencia in 2014.
Snorri’s music mixes his classical background with electronics and elements from the world of film music. His film credits include “Out Of Thin Air” (2017), documentary series “Travel Global Think Local” (2015) and award-winning short films “Cut” (2017) and “Naturaleza Muerta” (2016).
In 2013, Snorri’s choral piece “Stjörnuhrap” was performed at Sir John Tavener’s memorial concert in Southwark Cathedral, London (2013). His choral and classical music has been recorded at studios such as Sigur Rós’ Sundlaugin, and Air Studios, London.
Snorri is a long time musical assistant to composer Ólafur Arnalds, and has among others worked with him on “The Chopin Project” (2015), and the BAFTA-award winning score of “Broadchurch” (2013-2017).