Gyda Valtysdottir began her career as a teenager, having founded the Múm experimental band, which became, at the turn of the new century, one of the principal symbols of the Iceland music scene. After releasing Finally We Are No One (2002) album, she concentrated on completing her musical education at a number of international universities (including the one in St. Petersburg, where she was brought by her interest in classical Russian music), fortifying her learning with a double master’s degree from the Basel Hochschule für Musik, where her principal instructors were the celloist and composer Thomas Demenga, and violist, composer and improviser Walter Fendrich. Gyda Valtysdottir has worked with such musicians as the Kronos Quartet, Jónsi from Sigur Ros, Ben Frost, Dustin O’Halloran, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Colin Stetson, Olof Arnalds, Damien Rice, and the iconic film director Guy Maddin. This Icelandic composer and producer wrote musical scores for films, stage productions, ballets, and audiovisual projects. Her first solo album Epicycle (2015) was released on the legendary Icelandic label Smekkleysa, and collected a number of prestigious prizes at the Icelandic Music Awards.
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