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Davíd Thór Jónsson nominated for HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award

The Icelandic musician Davíd Thór Jónsson is one of the nominees for The HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award, which will be handed out at the conclusion of this year's Nordic Film Music Days, which runs concurrently with the Berlinale. Jónsson is nominated for his score for Benedikt Erlingsson's feature film Woman at War, which premired in the Critics Week sidebar of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and won both the Nordic Council Film Prixe and the European Parliament's LUX Prize.  

Davíd has received numerous awards for his music, including the Icelandic Music Prize and the Icelandic Theatre Prize as well as international awards for his original soundtrack for Of Horses and Men.

In Davíd's nomination text for the HARPA awards it says: “Davíd's performances, improvisation and composition meet effortlessly as a creation of musical ideas and sounds. He is driven by the general passion behind creation of things, in what way they are presented and passed on to people - in music, arts and life in general. His goal in music is to never stop the childlike enthusiasm and constant creativity.” 

The last HARPA award went to the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason for his score for Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson feature film Under the Tree.

Bjarnason has contributed film scores to several Icelandic films including the feature films The Deep, Parents and Reykjavík Guesthouse: Rent a Bike, the shorts Permille and Come to Harm as well as the documentary Everything, Everywhere, All the Time