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Bergrún is an Icelandic composer/performer based in Oakland/Reykjavík. While working in many mediums she is often focused on orchestrating systems in an attempt to recreate perceived metaphysical structures that have a basis in empirical observations on relationships and causalities. 

Her work has been performed widely by groups such as the Oslo Philharmonic (NO), Decibel (AUS), Iceland Symphony Orchestra (IS), Scenatet (DK) and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (FI) amongst others. As a performer she has a diverse background, having toured and recorded with acts like Sigur Rós and Björk as well as being a performer of new music. She holds a M.A. degree (2017) in composition from Mills College where she studied with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell and James Fei, as well as a B.A. in new media composition and B.mus in horn from Iceland Academy of the Arts (2014).

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