Annette Gentz

Hildur Guðnadóttir

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Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir studied cello at the Reykjavík Music Academy and musical studies/ composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Berlin Univerity of the Arts in Berlin. 

Her oeuvre includes collaborations and projects with among others the band Angel, the field recording artist and performer BJ Nilsen, Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler Trio and Jóhann Jóhannsson. 

Hildur Guðnadóttir is a member of Kitchen Motors, a Reykjavík based think tank, record label and an art collective. She also joined Storsveit Nix Noltes (The Nix Noltes Big Band), a rotating cast of 7 to 10 Icelanders playing traditional Bulgarian and Greek dance music.

As a composer she has written music for plays, dance performances and films, pieces for chamber orchestras, voices and electronics. She likes to explore the nature and movement of sound, and often turns her experiments into sound and visual installations. She recently co-composed a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1980 film In The Shadow of The Sun




Saman, 2014
Voice and cello: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Mastering: Denis Blackham

Leyfdu Ljosinu, 2012
Voice, cello and electronics: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Recording: Tony Myatt
Mastering: Denis Blackham

Mount A, 2010
Touch # Tone 41
Photography & Design: Jon Wozencroft
Remastered by Denis Blackham
Without Sinking, 2009
Composed and recorded by Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir
Iridescence, 2009
Featuring Jóhann Jóhannsson & Skúli Sverrisson, this release follows on from her solo album, Without Sinking
Mixed and mastered by BJ Nilsen, Berlin

Lost In Hildurness - Mount A, 2006
Hildur Guðnadóttir’s first solo recording



Pan Tone, 2011
Label: Sonic Pieces

Retina, 2010
Wildbirds and Peacedrums
Label: Leaf
Royal Family – Divorce, 2009
Stórsveit Nix Noltes
Label: LP Útgáfa and Fat Cat
Kalmukia, 2008
Label: Editions Mego
Second Childhood, 2007
H.I.G., BJ Nilsen and Stilluppsteypa
In Transmediale, 2006
Angel and Hildur Gudnadóttir
Label: Oral
Orkídeur Hawai, 2005
Stórsveit Nix Noltes
Label: 12 tónar/Bubblecore
Good Sound, 2005
Mr. Schmucks Farm
Label: Oral
Ghengi Dahls, 2001
Label: Flottur kúltúr og gott músik


Soldado, 2017
Directed by Stefano Sollima

Mary Magdalene, 2017
Directed by Garth Davis

Tom of Finland, 2017
Directed by Dome Karukoski

The Beautiful Lady Without Mercy, 2017
Directed by Gianluigi Carella

Strong Island, 2017
Directed by Yance Ford

The Oath, 2016
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Trapped, 2015/16
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Music for 10 episodes
Co-composers: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Rutger Hoedemaekers

End of Summer, 2014
Directed by Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jin, 2013
Directed by Reha Erdem

Pandora's Box (1929), 2012
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst

A Hijacking, 2012
Directed by Tobias Lindholm

The Bleeding, 2011
Directed by Philip Gelatt
The Gift, 2006
Directed by Markus Wambsganss
Another, 2005
Directed by Helena Jónsdóttir
Jón Bóndi, 2004
Directed by Una Lorenzen
Der Besuch, 2004
Directed by Vicky Cohn


Egilssaga, 2011
The National Radio of Iceland RÚV

King Lear, 2010
The National Theater of Iceland
Sumardagur, 2006
The National Theater of Iceland
Herra madur, 2003
Skyfall, 2002
The Icelandic Academy of the Arts


A Circle, 2006
with Halla Ólafsdóttir 
Nordic Music Days

by Gunnlaugur Egilsson
The Royal Swedish Ballet

by Ina Christel Johannessen
Icelandic Dance Company and Carte Blanche




Nacre, 2009
Church Organ & Light Organ

Compostion for Halldrophone #5, 2009

Music for Airports 2/2, 2008
by Brian Eno arranged for a brass sextet

Runway - for a 10 piece wind ensemble and light conducting system, 2008 
Caput Ensemble

Elegant Violence, 2008
with Mia Makela and Kate Pendry

Til heidurs Atla, 2008
Remix of Grand Duo Concertante 
by Atli Heimir Sveinsson

Brotin milli hleina, 2007
Sound/ radio installation 
with BJ Nilsen

In the Shadow of the Sun, 2007
Co-writing a choir score to the Derek Jarman film
with Throbbing Gristle

Komdu heim, 2007
a piece for church chimes written for the York Minister bells

Death.200AD, 2006
Music for the video installation
by Rebecca Erin Moran

Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence., 2005
Chamber orchestra piece
Ísafold Chamber Orchestra

Merry Go Round, 2005
A soundclock performance for 14 musicians on platforms on wheels

Órói, 2004
Sound Installation

McCello, 2002
A piece for solo cello on a platform on wheels and electronics



Composition: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Rutger Hoedemaekers, Hildur Gudnadottir

A murder investigation and an impending snowstorm place a small-town Icelandic police chief in a dangerously unstable situation with international implications in this noir-ish thriller from director Baltasar Kormákur.

Together with Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rutger Hoedemaekers, Hildur Gudnadottir was awarded Iceland’s national film prize, the Edda Award, for the score for Kormákur’s mystery television series of which the first episode had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival as part of Toronto’s first-ever TV showcase.