Þráinn Hjálmarsson

Þráinn Hjálmarsson studied composition with the composers Atli Ingólfsson, Yannis Kyriakides and Gilius van Bergeijk at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, from 2006-2011. His works have been performed in various places on various occasions worldwide by artists such as Uusinta-ensemble, SKARK string ensemble, Njúton, Athelas-sinfonietta and Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir. Þráinn is a member of the composers collective S.L.Á.T.U.R (Society of artistically obtrusive composers around Reykjavík) and chairmen of the Icelandic committee of UNM (Ung Nordisk Musik)-festival. Currently residing in Reykjavík developing the musical instrument Þránófónn (e. Thranophone), a feedback instrument based on acoustic resonance in various (complex/simple) cavities.