Hildur Guðnadóttir (1982) is a composer, singer cello player who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music, both in the band múm and as a solo artist. In her solo works she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes. Central in her music is software manipulations of her voice and cello sounds. Gudnadóttir began playing cello as a child, entered the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universitat der Kunste in Berlin.
Since 2006, Hildur has released four critically acclaimed solo albums, all on the label Touch. Her last album “saman” was released in 2014 and earned her nomination for the Nordic Music Council Prize as composer of the year.
Hildur has composed music for theatre, dance pieces and films and has worked together with numerous artists. Among others Hildur has performed live and recorded music with Skúli Sverrisson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, múm, Schneider TM, Angel, Pan Sonic, Hauschka, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Jamie Lidell, The Knife, Fever Ray and Throbbing Gristle.