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ragnheiður erla björnsdóttir

Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir (she/her) is a composer, poet and vocal artist based in Vienna. Her practice centres interdisciplinary research on voice through embodiment and extended vocals. Working with de- and reconstructing composition techniques, she explores and forges webs with storytelling in un/sung places.


Ragnheiður holds a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Iceland and a BA in Composition from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. She is a member of the art group Hlökk, the audiovisual collective SÚL_VAD, and the Viennese artist space Die Labile Botschaft.


She has worked as a composer in projects at the National Theatre of Iceland, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and the Reykjavík City Theatre. Her pieces have been performed at music festivals such as Dark Music Days, WeW! Contemporary Festival, TutTötTuð, RAFLOST Festival, CLASH Festival Oranjewoud festival, Klangmanifeste and Young Nordic Music.

Artist-in-residence with the needles at Bears in the Park


26.5.2023 Performance at Martina Tritthart's exhibition, RED

15.7.2023 Performance with the needles at Kultursommer, Vienna
August 2023 THEM at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

00:00 / 03:59
00:00 / 01:16
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