Amiina (IS)

January 17, 2013


Amiina (formerly Amína and Aníma) is an Icelandic ensemble consists of four classically trained musicians; Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir. They frequently perform live and in the studio along with Sigur Rós.

Their music is made with a great number of instruments. It contains elements of minimalistic style, contemporary classical, ambient, and electronic loops. In their performances, each of them plays from the large range of instruments, moving from one instrument— and side of the stage —to another mid-song, often after sampling.

Before adopting the name Amiina, the group were initially a string quartet: María and Hildur as violinists, Edda as violist, and Sólrún as cellist. As a string quartet Amiina have recorded work with Sigur Rós, notably on the award-winning album ( ) as well as its follow-up, Takk….



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