Petur Ben

Iceland Contemporary Folk Rock

Pétur Þór Benediktsson is an award winning composer and singer-songwriter hailing from Reykjavik. His album Wine For My Weakness won the Icelandic Music Award for Best Rock album. Gods Lonely Man his second album received rave reviews and landed the Kraumur award and was nominated for best album at the Icelandic music award. His work for director Ragnar Bragason’s Metalhead(2013) and Fangar(2017) both won the Edda Award for best film score. His music ranges from delicate minimal folk songs to Black Metal. He has written music for chamber ensembles and choirs and is a founding member and former conductor of KLIÐUR the notorious choir/art collective of Reykjavik creatives. Working as producer, arranger and guitar player his list of collaborators include Shahzad Ismaily, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Mugison, Efterklang, Oyama, Slowblow, Valdimar, Sóley, Amiina, Lay Low and Emiliana Torrini. Pétur is currently working on his next solo album with Helgi Jónsson , B.O.X.(Baroque Orchestration X) and other celestial beings.