Composer and producer VALGEIR SIRGURÐSSON is known for his immersive sound-world, often blurring the lines between contemporary classical writing and electronic production. An explorer of implicit sound, he composes for film, visual media and stage, as well as being active as a composer of concert works and opera, and as a performing musician and a prolific collaborator.

Recent film work includes Grímur Hákonarson’s    The County, and  An Acceptable Loss, a political thriller by Joe Chappell starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter.

Valgeir’s scores for the environmental documentary  Dreamland  and Reykjavík City Theatre’s production of  Medea  were nominated for best score at the EDDA Icelandic Film Awards, and the Iceland Theatre Awards, respectively.   Valgeir’s 4th LP  DISSONANCE  won ‘Album of The Year’ at the 2018 Iceland Music Awards. And Dust a piece for violin and electronics,  received a special jury prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2019. It was recently used in the Netflix campaign for Charlie Brooker’s Death to 2020.

He has performed his work internationally at festivals, concert halls and clubs, and The New York Times named Dissonance Live among the top shows of the 2017 Sónar Barcelona Festival. 

Valgeir is the artistic director of Iceland’s legendary record label and collective Bedroom Community which he founded with composers Nico Muhly and Ben Frost in 2005. He is based out of Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavík, Iceland.

FILMS (composer, except where noted)

  • The County (IS)
  • Little Kingdom (SK)
  • An Acceptable Loss (US)
  • Little Moscow (IS)
  • Hvellur (IS)
  • Dreamland (IS)
  • Drawing Restraint 9 (US) – [additional music, co-producer]
  • Villiljós (IS)
  • Dancer In The Dark (DK) – [music editor, engineer, programmer]
A short soundtrack reel with film excerpts.

Selected Film Music by Valgeir Sigurðsson