News Mar 30, 2012

Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir

Documentary on the unique Icelandic musician featured at the SXSW film festival.

The documentary ‘Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir’ was featured at the annual film festival earlier this month. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir, an Icelandic woman, started recording music in her home at age 70 and amassed nearly 700 songs over a seven-year period. Níelsdóttir’s atypical style of musical composition caught filmmaker Kristín Kristjánsdóttir’s attention: the senior citizen would blend everyday sounds – her dogs barking, the whir of kitchen appliances – with the twinkle of her Casio keyboard intonations.

Read more from Rolling Stone about the Icelandic documentary Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir here.