Award-winning Icelandic composer, musician and writer Barði Jóhannsson has composed or contributed to upwards of 30 soundtracks and scores across film, television — including shows such as The O.C., X-Files, and The L-Word — and theatre. He has written and collaborated with the likes of Sia, M83’s Anthony Gonzales, AIR’s Jean-Benoit Dunckel, Ladytron, Keren Ann, and more, performed his work with symphonies and orchestras all over Europe, and has been nominated for or won countless awards at festivals including the Icelandic Film Awards and Scandinavian Film Awards.
In addition to his work in film scores, Jóhannsson has co-produced and co-directed short films for the National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik City Theatre, and Centre Dramatique d’Orleans. He has also curated an arctic drone festival in Northern Iceland, and even has a statue of himself in the Icelandic Museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
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