Born in 1987, Icelandic composer Thrainn Hjalmarsson (Icelandic: Þráinn Hjálmarsson), studied composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag from 2006-2011. A current member of the composer’s collective S.L.Á.T.U.R and curator of the concert series of contemporary music Hljóðön (e. Phonemes) at Hafnarborg – Centre of culture and Fine Art.
Hjalmarsson’s music has been performed worldwide on various occasions by performers,
orchestras and ensembles such as Basel Sinfonietta (CH), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
(SCT), Iceland Symphony Orchestra (IS), Uusinta ensemble (FI), Athelas sinfonietta (DK),
Vertixe Sonora (ES), Klang Ensemble (NL), Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra to name a few.
Other projects include the development of the musical instrument THRANOPHONE – a
feedback-based instrument using Tuba as a resonance cavity. Collaborations with visual artist
Sigurður Guðjónsson – resulting in the film RELIEF (2015) and collaboration with designers
Brynjar Sigurðarson & Veronika Sedlmair (Studio Brynjar & Veronika) on an opera currently in development.