I like soundscapes, loops and atmospheres. My passion has always been aimed at coupling music with visual works and one such project landed me in the Cannes Film Festival. I love working with vocal samples and sound textures to create aural 3D paintings. My mixes are rough masters that require professional mastering (not my thing).
Before a traffic accident at age 11 that left me in a coma for 6 days with severe and life-threatening intracranial hematoma, I had never touched a keyboard. After it, when visiting my grandparents, I went directly to their old organ and played one of Iceland's best known songs - melody and chords - in a single shot. This has remained with me ever since; I hear a track coming from somewhere and often feel as if I am the vehicle through which certain types of music is channeled. Three times I have tried to quit music but it simply refuses to let me.
I did a few gigs with bands during my time at Berklee College of Music but quickly found that my interest didn't lie in that direction - my place is behind the scenes. This became a problem when my only officially released album hit top 20 in various Eastern European countries and I was asked if I did concerts. I decided not to as I had no idea how to act on stage when computers ran the music. Bounce around like an ape looking for grapes? I think not.
Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Jean Michel Jarre, Simple Minds, Todmobile, Eric Serra, John Barry, Philip Glass, Johannes Brahms, Mono, Radiohead, Shaggy and Alpha Blondy . . . and that does not even come close to filling the list.
FLStudio and Propellerhead Reason on an Ideapad 3.30 laptop with Sennheiser headphones (not the rig to properly master anything)
Pressed for time? I was invited to the Cannes Film Festival by creating a backup score for a 90-minute film in 7 days on a 3-day notice. The initial 'composer' managed to get his materials in before the deadline but I got to experience Nice and Cannes. I work fast but I don't master - and prefer external mixing to add fresh elements to the final results.