Saturday, April 23, 2005
Another one of today´s birthdaybabies
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Born: 23 April 1958, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Background: One of the few internationally recognised classical musical artists from Iceland, Hilmarsson rose to fame as a member of the progressive group Psychic TV, before going on to become a prominent player of jazz, avant-garde and electronic music on the Icelandic stage. Released a series of albums in the mid-1990s with the popular artist Sigur Rós. Began composing for film in the mid-1980s, and has since written music for over 20 Icelandic features, but only made his international debut in 2003, on the Jane Campion-directed thriller "In the Cut" starring Meg Ryan. In addition, Hilmarsson has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, ranging from the 'death metal' bands to blues and contemporary classical artists. He was awarded the Felix Prize at the European Film Awards as 'European Film Composer of the Year' in 1992.
Highlight Scores: Children of Nature, Cold Fever, Devil's Island, Ungfrúin Góða og Húsið, Angels of the Universe, In The Cut.