Hilmar Thórdarson

Live interactive computer technology has deeply influenced his compositions. There he is constantly researching and experimenting with the various possibillities new technology is offering in music composition and perfromance using various types of sensors and video technology.
His work range from interactive pieces for solo instrument to ensemble and symphonic orchestral work, all bearing witness of his desire to create a sonic soundscape; sonic art. His work can be found on various CDs and have been performed in Europe, US, Hong Kong and Japan.
Hilmar Thordarson studied composition at the Reykjavik College of Music, California Institute of the Arts and Yale School of Music.
He has worked as a visiting scholar at CCRMA at Stanford University, composer in resident at CNMAT at University of California, Berkeley focusing on interactive compositions. He founded Kopavogur Computer Music Centre, experimental approach in offering new ways of musical training and directed New Music Technology Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Hilmar is recently a research fellow at the Institute of Music at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology.