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Orri Jónsson

Iceland

Biography

Icelandic artist Orri Jónsson is a photographer and a musician. His photographs have been published in magazines, including Big Magazine, and exhibited at institutions including the Museum Folkwang in Essen and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. His discography includes his albums Quicksilver Tuna (1994) and Nói Albinói as part of the duet Slowblow. Jónsson co-write, directed, and edited his first film, Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir in 2011.

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Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir

Amma Lo-fi (Orig.) / 2012 / Iceland / 62 min

At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. Seven years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussion and a Casio keyboard...

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