17.02.2011

Skúli Sverrisson Performs two concerts in NYC

Over the past two decades, composer/bass guitarist Skúli Sverrisson has worked with a veritable who's who of the experimental world, from free-jazz legends (Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey) to music icons (Lou Reed, Jon Hassel, David Sylvian, Arto Lindsay) and composers (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Fennesz).

Sverrisson is also known for his work as an artistic director for Ólöf Arnalds (Innundir Skinni, Vid og Vid), recordings with Blonde Redhead, and as a musical director for legendary performance artist Laurie Anderson.

He has released a series of duo albums in collaboration with artists such as Anthony Burr, Óskar Gudjónsson and Hilmar Jensson. He has been a member of many influential groups including Pachora, Alas No Axis, The Allan Holdsworth Group and The Ben Monder Group. Sverrisson has also composed music for The Icelandic Dance Company (Open Source), The National Theatre of Iceland (Volva), and numerous films and installations, such as "Welcome" and "Music for Furniture" with Ólafur Thórdason, "Spacial Meditation" with Claudia Hill, and "When It Was Blue" with Jennifer Reeves.

Sverrisson founded Sería, an ongoing ensemble featuring Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead), Ólöf Arnalds, David Thór Jónsson, Anthony Burr, Eyvind Kang and Hildur Gudnadóttir, in 2005, and released Sería in 2006 and Seria II in 2010. He has appeared on over 100 recordings and has performed around the world with a wide range of artists.

Recent works include series of live film /music performances with experimental filmmaker Jennifer Reeves, three new recordings of his ongoing collaboration with Anthony Burr, and a new duo recording with Óskar Gudjónsson. Sverrisson has been awarded 5 Icelandic Music Awards, including Icelandic Album of the Year for Sería in 2006.

The Stone 24 February 2011 @ 10pm                                           Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street            http://www.thestonenyc.com/

Le Poisson Rouge                                                                        14 March 2011 @ 10pm                                                             158 Bleecker Street                                                                  New York, NY 10012                                 http://lepoissonrouge.com/

 





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