A close friend and associate of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the Icelandic composer wrote a huge body of work for dance, television, theatre and film. He was twice nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his score for The Theory of Everything in 2014. Jóhannsson died in 2018 from an accidental drug overdose combined with medication.
The Hamburg-born and Berlin-based musician, composer and producer is one of the leading lights of modern music, pioneering a unique piano technique incorporating a grand and upright piano merged with synths, drum machines and moogs.
Another Icelandic luminary, Arnalds has also dabbled in heavy metal, techno, and hardcore. He featured alongside Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory for the Sullen in the Hackney Empire, where they all performed together, and appeared in the National Concert Hall and at last year’s Altogether Now.
Guðnadóttir won a Grammy and an Oscar this award season for her mesmerising work on Joker. . She also scored Chernobyl, and sang on one of the best tracks of 2019, Between Sleiphnir’s Breaths, by the Seattle experimental band Sunn O))).