Composer Thurídur Jónsdóttir explores new soundscapes in her compositions. She creates various types of both orchestral pieces and chamber music. Many of her compositions include electronics, or multimedia, others might include extended techniques, theatrical performances, nature sounds or audience participation. In her work different flow can be identified: one is slow, ever-changing and almost organic, the other is mechanical, raw and repetitive. Great opposites are heard when completely different elements come together strong, sharp flares interrupt the slow and delicate flow.
Jónsdóttir studied flute and composition at The Reykjavik College of Music and at the Conservatory of Music in Bologna, Italy where she received her diploma in flute, composition and electronic music. Compositions by Jónsdóttir have been commissioned and performed by such ensembles as Caput, Ensemble Adapter, FontanaMix and EnsebleMa. Her work has been performed at festivals Présences radio festival in Paris, France, Dark Music Days in Reykjavik, Iceland, Klang Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nordic Music Days, ISCM and New Directions. Jónsdóttir’s compositions have been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards and for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2004 her piece Flow and Fusion was selected for The International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.