Thurídur JónsdóttirIcelandMusic2016

Composer Thurídur Jónsdóttir explores new soundscapes in her compositions. She creates various types of both orchestral pieces and chamber music. Many of her compositions include electronics, or multimedia, others might include extended techniques, theatrical performances, nature sounds or audience participation.


Jónsdóttir studied flute and composition at The Reykjavik College of Music and at the Conservatory in Bologna. Compositions by Jónsdóttir have been commissioned and performed by such ensembles as Caput, Ensemble Adapter, FontanaMix and Curious Chamber Players. Her work has been performed at festivals such as: Présences radio festival in Paris, Dark Music Days in Reykjavik, Klang Festival in Copenhagen, Nordic Music Days, ISCM and New Directions. Jónsdóttir’s compositions have been nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2004 her piece “Flow and Fusion” was selected in “top ten” at The International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (UNESCO).