Inki Music

My name is Inki (or Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir if you ask my parents). I do all sorts of of projects with music, ranging from installations including self-playable instruments, acoustic and electronic compositions, and multimedia scores for film, podcasts, radio, etc. This is my portfolio, click on the piece to get further info.

I am always happy to discuss exciting commissions or collaborations. If you have some questions don’t hesitate to write to me. 

You can also find my music on most streaming services:

Working on

A record release (April 2021, Label: Inni Music), book work release and an installation for 7.1 sound system and two videos.


Opening has been delayed due to Covid. Click here to get an update about the premiere.

Exhibitions:
Premieres at The Reykjavik Art Festival in 2021.

A piece for a string quartet, commissioned by Cauda Collective. Premieres in 2021. 

A multimedia sound installation. A collaboration with curator Daria Sól Andrews and journalist Anna Marsíbil Clausen. 

New piano compositions that will hopefully lead to the release of a record. Project with Mathias Halvorsen

A new composition for Duo Harpwerk, harp and percussion. Premieres at The Nordic Music Days 2021. 

A new piece for electronic guitar, commission by guitarist Pétur Jónasson. Premieres in Reykjavik spring 2021.

Multimedia

Installation for a quadrophonic sound system and two videos.

Exhibitions:
Premiered at LÁ Art Museum, Iceland. 19th of Sept-20th of Dec 2020.

Pars Pro Toto by Inki

Audio and video installation, for 2 video projectors and 6 audio speakers.  A piece based on psychic readings. 

Exhibition:
Traslación, CTRL/SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA, US. 27th of Oct-19th of Dec 2018.
The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito,
US in april 2019.
Podium Festival, Haugesund, Norway. 22.-29th of july 2019.

An audio installation for 12 speakers in specifically designed sound sculptures hanging from the ceiling. 

Exhibitions:
Slide Space 123 Gallery, Oakland, US in March 2017.
Ung Nordisk Musik, Harpa Concert Hall, in August 2017.

Self-playable instrument playing a composition based on earthquake data, 5 days before a volcanic eruption in Bárðabunga volcano. The piece includes an electronic composition for a quatrophonic sound system. 

Exhibited:
Cycle Music and Art Festival, Salurinn, Iceland.
Ung Nordisk Musik, Arhus, Denmark.
Nordik Musik Days, Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland.

The audience walk through an invisible guitar that triggers 6 motion detectors playing guitar samples.

Exhibited: 
The North Pole, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Instrumental

Solo piano composition, can include video. Written for pianist Mathias Halvorsen.

Performed:
By Kate Campbell at
Littlefield Concert Hall, Oakland, US 

By Mathias Halvorsen at
Podium Festival, Haugesund, Norway.
Schloss & Gut Liebenburg Festival, Germany.
Podium Festival, Esslingen, Germany.

A piece for 4 instruments of your own choosing, an antique typewriter and a story teller.

Recorded:
Mills College Studio, Oakland, US.

A piece for 3 violins and a cello written with real-time animated notation where the audience controls the notation with their movements.

Performed:
Podium Festival, Kex hostel, Iceland.

A piece for solo piano written with real-time animated notation, the right hand is so difficult it is impossible to play it correctly.

Performed:
By Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir at Norðurpóllinn, Iceland in May 2014.
The Dark Music Days, Harpa, Iceland in January 2015. 
Sonic Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2015. 

Octet for brass. 

Performed:
Norðurpóllinn, Reykjavík, Iceland in march 2014. 

A piece for solo double bass and 8 percussionists. The piece is written with real-time animated notation and led lights that are notation for the percussionists. 

Performed:
By Bára Gísladóttir at Norðurpóllinn, Iceland.

By Nikolai Matthews Podium Festival, The Nordic House, Iceland.

String quintet.

Performed:
Sölvhóll, The Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Electro-Acoustic

A collaboration with visual artist Kim Anno, violinist Kristina Dutton and pipa player Sophia Shen. A 30 min music performance to a video piece. Commission for Oakland Winter live. 

Exhibited:
Oakland Winter Live, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA, US. 

Piano and electronics. The piano part is written with real-time animated notation and the electronic piece is coded in real-time with Ixi-lang software.

Performed:
By Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir at
The Dark Music Days, Harpa, Iceland in January 2016. 

A piece for a toy piano. The notation is written out loud by a story teller.

Performed: 
By Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir at Myrkrabörn, The Dark Music Days, Harpa, Iceland at 1st of feb 2020. 

By Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir at
The Dark Music Days, Harpa, Iceland in January 2016. 

 

A piece for solo violin, written with real-time animated notation. The violin is recorded in real-time and the sound manipulated. A part of the performance is that this piece was destroyed in the performance, so it won‘t be recreated.

Performed:
By violinist Magnus Boye Hansen at The Nordic House, Podium Festival, Iceland.

Octet, electronics and a storyteller. A new children‘s piece funded by The Children‘s Culture Fund of Iceland. The story is written by Anna Marsíbil Clausen.

Performed:
Podium Festival, Selið Music Center, Iceland.
Reykjavik Culture Night, The Nordic House, Iceland in august 2012.

String quartet and electronics.

Performed:
Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Electronic piece built on recordings from Hemmi Gunn.

Exhibited: Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Electronic

A piece for a birthday celebration concert in honor of composer Atli Heimir Sveinsson. Comissioned by Erkitíð Festival.

Performed:
Erkitíð Festival, Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland.

Electronic composition and a video piece.

Exhibited:
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, US.
Mengi, Reykjavík, Iceland.

A sound piece created on a Moog IIIp and recorded an an ADAT tape.

A sound piece coded in SuperCollider software.

Performed:
Littlefield Concert Hall, Oakland, US.

A sound piece for an octophonic sound system. Sounds coded in SuperCollider software.

Exhibited:
Octaphonia Festival, Oakland, US.

Electronic piece built on sound samples from the TV show Hemmi Gunn.

Exhibited:
Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Dance

Dance piece with Apartment D. Choreographer Yang Yang. This is a performance piece that includes video.

Showed: Lisser Hall, Oakland, US. Berkely Arts Festival, Berkeley, US. Mengi, Iceland.

Performance piece.

Choregrapher Yang Yang.
Showed: Lisser Hall, Oakland, US.

Dance short film.

Exhibited: Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, US.

Performance piece.

Choregrapher Yang Yang.
Lisser Hall, Oakland, US.

Dance short film by choregrapher Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir.

Tjarnabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Dance short film by choregrapher Arndís Benediktsdóttir.

Tjarnabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Film & Radio

Danish fashion film by Stina Resting. Watch here.

ReadyMade fashion film

Showed: KTH Copenhagen, Denmark.

Podcast by Anna Marsíbil Clausen. Broadcasted at SnapJudgement. Listen here.

60 Seconds Remaining Podcast is an interview with Marcus Adams, an inmate on death row. It is about the wait for death on California’s death row. The music samples keys, doors being slammed shut and a sound of a clock ticking.  

Music for a podcast about the art of selfies.

Producer: Samantha Clark.

Short film by Shane Watson.

I live here

Showed:
Baltimore Int‘l Black Film Festival 
EU Queer Film Festival
Winsconsin,
Twisted: Seattle Queer Film Festival
SF Shorts
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
Frameline San Francisco
Int‘l LGBTQ Film Festival
Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

Music to a fashion short film. Producer: Hedda Axelson.

Showed: Stockholm Dance Film, Sweden.

Shortfilm by Haraldur Bjarni Óskarsson.

Showed: Tjarnabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Shortfilm by Sigmar Ingi Sigurgeirsson.

Showed: Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Showed: The Northern Wave Film Festival, Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival, Move Me Productions Belgium, Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Documentary by Arndís Benediktsdóttir.

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