Icelandic musician Matthías Sigurðsson comes from a family of musicians. He always knew that he would become a musician too, as it was his passion from a young age, even from age 7 he showed considerable talent. He played in orchestras, the balkan band Orphic Oxtra, punk-jazz band Blæti, won a pop singing prize at age 15.
Having won several national soloist competitions and an international clarinet competition he graduated as a classical clarinettist in 2013 from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. During his Masters of Live Electronics studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, he started working on his own compositions, inspired by Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Björk, Flying Lotus, Stravinsky and balkan folk music. Drawing from his experience in the classical and electronic worlds, he composed and programmed music for his graduation performance. In 2016 in his hour long graduation concert, he presented a selection of his electro-acoustic compositions from the past years, and performed it with a 4 piece band including 2 synthesizers, accoustic and electronic drums, clarinet, bass, computers, 4 midi keyboards and countless cables.
After graduating, Matthias collaborated with many theatre makers, making and performing performances at festivals such as Oerol, Over Het IJ, Wintervuur, Gaudeamus Muziekweek and Love at first sight. Furthermore he performed frequently with his band Molino (Paradiso, Bimhuis, So What's Next festival, Cross-Linx festival and more) as well as making his first steps in writing film music. He did a residency with Opium Op4 radio programme at the VondelCS, to develop his solo performance with clarinet and electronics, and the performance, under the name of Boy On The Moon broke out to reach public ears on Dutch national radio. Boy On The Moon performed at venues and art events like Studio-K, Wow-Amsterdam, Ramses impro, EARsessions, All Tomorrow’s parties and the Popronde tour of the Netherlands in 2018 - in Nijmegen, Tilburg, Groningen, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Den Haag and Alkmaar.
Currently, Matthías is living in Copenhagen, where he has joined an exclusive composition masters programme at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory.
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