News Jun 30, 2011

Skúli Sverrisson with Davíð Þór Jónsson

Scandinavia House

Over the past two decades, bass guitarist-composer Skúli Sverrisson has worked with a veritable who’s who of the experimental music scene, from free jazz legends (Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey) to music icons (Lou Reed, Jon Hassel, David Sylvian, Arto Lindsey) and composers (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Hildur Guðnadóttir). Sverrisson is also known for his work as an artistic director for Ólöf Arnalds (Innundir Skinni, Við og Við), 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 Guðjónsson, and Hilmar Jensson. He has been a member of many influential groups including Pachora, Alas No Axis, The Allan Holdworth Group, and The Ben Monder Group.

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