Gudny Gudmundsdottir musician

Gudny Gudmundsdottir musician

Gudny Gudmundsdottir is the co-founder and artistic director of Cycle Music and Art Festival and an independant curator for contemporary music, performance and visual art.

In 2008 she founded Skark String Ensemble, where she developed new means of musical performativity. In the same year she founded the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival for the Youth, which aims to connect young musicians and to open new perspectives on music for them. In 2015 she founded the Cycle Music and Art Festival which has it´s base in Iceland but has travelled to Berlin, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. In 2016, she was the artistic director of the pan-Nordic festival for contemporary music Nordic Music Days. In 2017 she co- founded the Pin Network for experimental festivals.

In her artistic and musical practice Gudmundsdottir primarily works with collaborations between visual artists, performers and composers, with a strong focus on the dramaturgy of creative processes. She has curated various exhibitions and projects in Europe and beyond.

Gudny Gudmundsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She studied violin performance in Reykjavík, Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin and holds a master in musicology from the Humboldt University in Berlin where she specialised ininterdisciplinary works combining visual arts and contemporary usic.