Blending classical, electronic, ambient, avant-garde and pop influences, Biggi Hilmars has developed a distinctive, haunting, provocative, original music style, for which he is becoming so sought-after.
Born in 1978 in Reykjavik, the London based composer and artist has already made an impact on the film and tv scene composing for international films such as IDFA and Edda Oscar Awards nominee ‘Future of Hope’ (2010) and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (2009) by award winning director Deepa Mehta and most recently his music was featured on Ridley Scott’s ‘Life in A Day’ movie trailer. His music has appeared on international tv series ‘Kyle XY’, ‘The Cleaner’, ‘Sugar Rush’ and ‘Army Wives’ and on major brands ad spots for Motorola, Toyota, Nike and Ikea.
Furthermore, Biggi fronts the band Ampop, which has written award-winning albums ‘My Delusions’ (2006), ‘Sail to the Moon’ (2007) and a string of hits ‘My Delusions’, ‘Gets Me Down’ in his homeland.
Brought up listening to artists such as Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra, Depeche Mode, Brian Eno and The Beatles (to name but few), his interest in classical music was never far away. In his late 20´s after moving to London he started working with classical musicians, which lit his interest in writing classical music, being influenced by the likes of modern composers Philip Glass, Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, John Williams and Yann Tiersen.