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Hilmar Thórdarson

Composer Hilmar Thórdarson´s knowledge of traditional performance practices in combination with his explorations of new computer technology has profoundly influenced his musical voice. Indeed, he continues to push the boundaries of interactivity in music, in pursuit of creating a new kind of art form, where the boundaries between through-composed composition and the sonic arts are blurred, where there is a melding of the known and the unknown.

As a composer, researcher, and educator, Thórdarson’s oeuvre bear witness to this ongoing quest, as he creates soundscapes that further point the way to new unexplored possibilities. His openness to radical ideas is reflected in his compositions, whether that might be an interactive piece for a solo instrument or a full symphonic orchestral work.