The music of Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars, described as having a 'unique beauty' needs little introduction. As one of Europe’s most acclaimed and in demand composers, 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. His name is familiar to those in the music industry but, more importantly, his work has reached many millions more cinema goers and television viewers.
Recent notable credits includes the award-winning 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 won the 'Best documentary experience' award at this year's Raindance Film Festival and the 'VR Audience' award at Sheffield Doc Festival and is currently touring the world.
Recent film work also includes 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 film 'Far from the Madding Crowd' starring Carey Mulligan.
Recent commercial credits include the original score to '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.
Biggi recently released his second solo album ‘Dark Horse’, on which his powerful composing skills are fused with vocals, to create a series of beautiful songs. The album features a mesmerising mix of strings, electronica and brass with a hint of piano underscored by powerful drums over which Biggi’s distinctive, haunting voice soars and glides.
~ Kim Willsher, The Guardian
‘Icelandic composers and musicians have mastered the fusion of classical & popular music and Biggi Hilmars is no exception. His music retains the unique beauty & cinematic soundscape that encompasses my love for the sound of Iceland.'
~ Sarah Bridge, Music Supervisor ‘The Theory of Everything'
'Heart-harpooning melancholia, beauty married to austerity.'
‘His sound is otherworldly and feels like it opens up a door to another world, which he invites you to enter.’
~Vala Omarsdottir, film director & performance maker