Icelandic presence at Montreal International Documentary Festival
Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir is an icelandic documentary showcasing the talent of cult figure Sigríður Níelsdóttir who started recording, producing and publishing her own music in her seventies. Over the seven-year period the documentary follows the unique artist she amassed an amazing total of 59 records, each one filled with their own distinctive character and sound. She used sound from various things in her music, from toys, objects and even her cat's purring sound. Her music has inspired several Icelandic musicians like múm, Mugison and Sin Fang who are some of her biggest fans.
Montreal International Documentary Festival selected Grandma Lo-fi specifically as a part of the festival's 15th anniversary edition, which is scheduled to take place between November 7 - November 18, 2012.