Ríkharður H. Friðriksson


He has composed extensively for electronic media, mainy multi-channel electroacoustic works and live electronics with electric guitar. His works have been performed all over the world, including festivals like ISCM, ICMC, Nordic Music Days, and Festival Synthése, Bourges. He is also a member of electronic improvisation group „Icelandic Sound Company“ and the punk group „Fræbbblarnir“.


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Music festival affiliation



Artistic Director of the ART2000 computer music festival (2000) and Raflost festival of electronic arts since 2007.

Technical Director for i.e. Raflost Festival, Dark Music Days, Nordic Music Days and Tectonics Festival, as well as countless individual concerts.


1991-92  Post-Graduate in Composition, Royal Dutch Conservatory, The Hague

Main teacher: Clarence Barlow

1991-92  Course in Electronic Music, Instituut voor Sonologie, The Hague

1985-87  M.M. in Composition, Manhattan School of Music, New York

Main teacher: Elias Tanenbaum


1982-85  B.M. in Music Theory and Composition, Reykjavík College of Music

Main teachers: Atli Heimir Sveinsson & Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson

1980-85  B.A. in History, University of Iceland

1974-84  Classical Guitar study at Sigursveinn School of Music




2001-  Iceland University of the Arts

1999-2000  Aalborg University


1995-  Reykjavík College of Music


1988-  Kópavogur School of Music