My name is Inki (known as Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir to my parents and postman) and I’m one of those weird Icelandic musicians you might have fantasized about. Don’t ask me if I believe in elves though–there are others that can introduce you to them. I am more passionate about pushing the boundaries of composition to merge visual elements with music.
I have fused house beats with the oral history of a defunct prison (Brotabrot) and Iceland’s WWII slut-shaming with a composition performed by contemporary female instrumentalists (Quite the Situation).
Once, I created a self-playable chordophone instrument playing earthquake data– only to destroy it after a tour to Denmark (Underground). And then there was the time I produced a bass-heavy beat–sampling keys and clocks–to compliment an inmate’s story about life on death row (60 seconds remaining, podcast). This led to my involvement in the first-ever album released from prison (San Quentin Mixtape).
Currently, I am working on a new album called “Thoughts Midsentence”. This time, I am heading into new territory–something you could call Avant-Pop, Alternative, or Experimental Pop. Expect a bass-heavy experimental production, uniting unexpected aural elements with my vocals. The first half of this album is already out, so give it a spin and share your thoughts with me on social media!
My compositions have been performed widely, in Europe and the United States, and I have even received composition awards.
If you scroll down you can see my Portfolio.
Electronic Music Composition & Recording Media from Mills College, California, 2017
Classical & New Media Composition from The University of the arts, Iceland, 2013
The Reykjavik Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts, 2011
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Artwork composed of three elements – a bookwork, an album release, and an installation. Folding into one another, creating a three-dimensional story. Album Release.
Artwork composed of three elements – a bookwork, an album release, and an installation. Folding into one another, creating a three-dimensional story. Installation.