Skúli Sverrisson

Skúli Sverrisson

Skúli Sverrisson is an Icelandic composer and bassist residing in New York City. Over the past two decades, bass guitarist-composer Skuli Sverrisson has worked with a veritable who’s who of the experimental world, from free jazz legends (Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey) to music icons (Lou Reed, Jon Hassel, David Sylvian, Arto Lindsey) and composers (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Johann Johannsson and Hildur Gudnadottir). Sverrisson is also known for his work as an artistic director for Olof Arnalds (Innundir Skinni, Vid og Vid), recordings with Blonde Redhead and as a musical director for legendary performance artist Laurie Anderson.

In 2006, Sverrisson founded 'Seria', an ongoing ensemble featuring Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead), Olof Arnalds, David Thor Jonsson, Anthony Burr, Eyvind Kang and Hildur Gudnadottir. He released Seria in 2006 and Seria ll in 2010. Sverrisson has appeared on over 100 recordings and has performed around the world with a wide range of artists. He has been awarded 5 Icelandic Music Awards, including Icelandic Album of the Year for Seria in 2006. 

Sverrisson also plays dobro, acoustic bass guitar, and charango, in addition to electric bass. He is currently music director for Laurie Anderson and tours with her internationally.

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