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Contacts: 

Snorri Hallgrímsson: hallgrimsson.snorri@gmail.com

Label: modernarecords@gmail.com

Management: melina@peer-agency.com

Biography

Snorri Hallgrímsson is a composer and producer from Reykjavík, Iceland. His film credits
include Chasing the Present, Out Of Thin Air, documentary series Travel Global Think Local,
and award-winning short films Cut and Naturaleza Muerta.

Snorri is a long time collaborator of Ólafur Arnalds, and has worked with him on projects such
as re:member, Electric Dreams, The Chopin Project, Island Songs, and the BAFTA-award
winning score for Broadchurch.

In 2018, Snorri released his debut LP, Orbit, via Moderna Records. His single 'I Know You’ll
Follow' was nominated as Song of the Year at the 2019 Iceland Music Awards. Recorded
primarily at Ólafur Arnalds’s studio in Reykjavík, Orbit sees Hallgrímsson expanding his
classical background with elements from electronica, Icelandic choral traditions, and film
music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and
the composer’s own ethereal voice.

Orbit traces Snorri’s journey living in many countries. The songs explore the difficulties of
moving between vastly different places: Mexico’s sunny days to Iceland’s long winter nights
and their emotional toll. Orbit is also about people met along the way: friends and family
whose absence is bittersweet. The concept of ‘home’ is replaced by on ‘orbit’ the composer
circles from place to place.

Trained as a classical guitarist, Snorri began composing in his teens after falling in love with
film music. His passion led him to study composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and
then film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. After a couple of years in
Mexico, Snorri returned to Iceland in 2016 where he now divides his time between film music
and his solo projects.

Orbit is the debut album by Icelandic composer/producer Snorri Hallgrímsson. The songs explore the difficulties of living in and moving between vastly different places: from Mexico’s sunny days to Iceland’s long winter nights and their emotional toll. Orbit is also about people met along the way, of friends and family whose absence is bittersweet. The concept of ‘home’ is replaced by an ‘orbit’ the composer circles from place to place.

Recorded primarily at Ólafur Arnalds’s studio in Reykjavík, Orbit sees Hallgrímsson expanding his classical background with elements from electronica, choral traditions, and film music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and the composer’s own ethereal voice.

The album features strings performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra and engineering/mixing by Addi 800 (Björk, Sigur Rós).

Though Orbit is a debut, Hallgrímsson’s musical language has been refined through several years of composing for the screen. He is a long-time collaborator of Ólafur Arnalds, with whom he has worked on The Chopin Project, Island Songs, Electric Dreams, and the BAFTA-award winning score for the hit UK TV- series Broadchurch.

“Orbit is as close to flawless as anything that's crossed my desk this year. Musically, it's stunning. Thematically, it is dramatic without being melodramatic. Emotionally, it's sad, but never maudlin. This is the kind of record you never forget.”

- Exclaim Magazine's review of 'Orbit'

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