Iceland Contemporary
Thursday Nov 2 21:55 - 22:35
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Ever since his indie rock group Hjaltalín exploded onto the scene in 2007, Högni has been one of the best known contemporary musical writers in Iceland.
A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer, he was soon recruited by famed electronic group GusGus for songwriting, singing and touring – resulting in a strong international following. In 2017, he released his eclectic first solo album Two Trains, where Högni wrote for string orchestra, a male chorus and electronics.

Alongside his songwriting work, Högni has become well established as a composer for film, television, theatre and concert music. .

He recently scored DUO productions feature film ‘Alma’ and he worked with the acclaimed director Baltasar Kormakur on the score for the first Icelandic Netflix series ‘Katla’. In 2022 the Iceland Symphony Orchestra premiered his ‘Symphony Nr.1’ as well as other orchestral work