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Icelandic producer and composer VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON (b. 1971) created music from his

youth, initially studying classical guitar in

his native Iceland before earning a Tonmeister

degree from London’s SAE Institute.

Valgeir is the founder of the Bedroom Community

record label and Greenhouse Studios

in Reykjavík, where he has established an

influential sonic signature with recording

techniques that push the boundaries of

contemporary and neo-classical music

production.

In 1998 he was hired by Björk as engineer

and programmer for Lars Von Trier’s Dancer

in the Dark soundtrack, a monumental

project that combined Valgeir’s passion

for electronic, orchestral, and film music.

Valgeir’s musical relationship as one of

Björk’s primary studio collaborators from

1998 to 2006 thrived through contributions

to her albums Selmasongs, Vespertine,

Medúlla, and Drawing Restraint 9.

His scores, frequently incorporating

electronics with acoustic instruments,

have been performed by the likes of the

Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will

Sound, Crash Ensemble, Chiara Quartet,

City of London Sinfonia, and Nordic Affect.

Works for theater and dance include music

for s Falk Richter and James Darcy and

choreographers Stephen Petronio, Pieter C.

Scholten, and Emio Greco. Valgeir has also

written music for film and TV, including the

environmental documentary Dreamland.

Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists, Valgeir’s

opera based on text by Canadian poet

a.rawlings, was staged at the Reykjavík

Arts Festival in 2014. Scored for three

singers; Alexi Murdoch, Sasha Siem, and

Ásgerður Júníusdóttir, WSfL won the Music

Theatre Now 2016 award.

A prolific collaborator, he constantly

works with others, having produced and

mixed every Bedroom Community release

as well as participating in production of

albums with musicians such as Bonnie

“Prince” Billy, Feist, Anohni (Antony Hegarty),

Tim Hecker, CocoRosie, Sasha Siem,

and Damon Albarn. Furthermore, his

mastering credits include Oneohtrix

Point Never, Alarm Will Sound, and yMusic,

to name a few.

In all of his projects, Valgeir bends and

blends familiar sounds to expose the new

within the known, lending depth to pop

and mainstream music through care and

an ear for esoteric, eclectic sonic experimentation.

His aural oeuvre and collaborative

contributions collide organic with

synthetic, acoustic with digital, connection

with isolation, and domestic with ethereal –

resulting in a body of work ripe with emotion,

curiosity, and humanity.

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