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Skúli Sverrisson

b, eb, *1966 IS, Reykjavík
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Electronic

Skuli Sverrisson is a composer/musician from Iceland living in New York. He performs in various places around New York, including The Knitting Factory and The Cooler. His solo performances draw attention for the mood he manages to create with his bass. Skuli Sverrisson stoically sedates his audience into realms of the strange, where unexpected sounds meander through sometimes inaudible compositional structures. Most people would not expect to experience what Skuli Sverrisson creates, "from a bass player". He breaks the conventional bounds and experiments with various sounds, rhythms, non-rhythms and electronic distortions.

     
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Steel guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • World
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Instants on Sería II by Skúli Sverrisson
Part 1.1 on Virðulegu forsetar by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Divena on Sería II by Skúli Sverrisson
Part 3.4 on Virðulegu forsetar by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Leading Somewhere on Floreana by Gustaf Ljunggren & Skúli Sverrisson
Le feu on Sería II by Skúli Sverrisson
Sweet Earth on Strata by Skúli Sverrisson
Part 1.6 on Virðulegu forsetar by Jóhann Jóhannsson
For Seconds at a Time on The Box Tree by Skúli Sverrisson & Óskar Guðjónsson
Mógrá on Án tillits by Magnús Jóhann & Skúli Sverrisson

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
StrataSkúli Sverrisson, Bill Frisell2018Album
SaumurArve Henriksen, Hilmar Jensson, Skúli Sverrisson2016Album
They Hold It For Certain That They Are In The LightSkúli Sverrisson, Yungchen Lhamo, Anthony Burr2014Album
The Box TreeSkúli Sverrisson, Oskar Gudjonsson2012Album
Sería IISkúli Sverrisson2010Album
AeroGhostigital, Finnbogi Pétursson, Skúli Sverrisson2008Album
SeríaSkúli Sverrisson2006Album
A Thousand Incidents AriseAnthony Burr & Skúli Sverrisson2005Album
Eftir þögnSkúli Sverrisson og Oskar Gudjonsson2002Album
DesistSkúli Sverrisson & Anthony Burr1999Album
KjárSkúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson1998Album
SeremonieSkúli Sverrisson1997Album
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