The music of Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars, described as having a 'unique beauty' needs little introduction. His work on film scores, movie trailers, for television and commercials, will be familiar to many for its distinctive, provocative and deeply original sound that combines classical, electronic, ambient, avant-garde and popular influences.
Recent notable credits includes the Channel 4 VR documentary 'Grenfell Our Home' directed by Jonathan Rudd, about people’s lives, their homes and the community that existed in the Grenfell tower before the fire of 14th June 2017. The film received awards at this year’s Sheffield Doc Festival and Raindance Film Festival.
Recent film work also includes the National Geographic documentary series ‘Fiennes: Return to the Nile’ starring Joseph Fiennes and directed by Matt Dyas, the crime thriller 'Beeba Boys' written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Deepa Mehta, Gordon Buchanan's BBC2 documentary 'Reindeer Family & Me', the official movie trailers for 'I Smile Back', starring Sarah Silverman and Thomas Vinterberg’s 'Far from the Madding Crowd' starring Carey Mulligan.
Recent commercial credits include 'Mercedes Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow', 'Thomson Holiday’s Moments' ad campaign, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Chamber Orchestra, which Biggi received a nomination for at last year's Music & Sound Awards. Biggi has also recently composed for Apple, Skoda, IBM, Chevrolet and Ridley Scott to name but few.
~ Kim Willsher, The Guardian
‘Icelandic composers & musicians have mastered the fusion of classical & popular music & Biggi Hilmars is no exception. His music retains the unique beauty & cinematic soundscape that encompasses my love for the sound of Iceland.'
‘Biggi’s sound is otherworldly & feels like it opens up a door to another world, which he invites you to enter.’