Biggi Hilmarsson was the frontman of the band Ampop. Born in 1978 in Reykjavik, the London based composer and artist has already made an impact on the film and TV scene composing for international films such as IDFA and Edda Oscar Awards nominee 'Future of Hope' (2010) and 'Heaven on Earth' (2009) by award winning director Deepa Mehta.
Blending classical, electronic, ambient, avant-garde and pop influences, Biggi Hilmars has developed a distinctive, haunting, provocative, original music style, which is why he is now one of the most in-demand young composers for film and television.
Icelandic by birth, International by nature, he has lived in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Reykjavik. He has enjoyed chart success and notoriety as part of the Iceland Invasion with power indie rockers Ampop and is now embarking on a solo artist career alongside his film, TV and theatre work.
Brought up listening to artists such as Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra, Depeche Mode, Brian Eno and The Beatles, his interest in classical music was never far away. In his late 20s after moving to London he started working with classical musicians, which lit his interest in writing classical music, being influenced by modern composers Philip Glass, Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, John Williams and Yann Tiersen.
Recent commissions include the full feature film 'Brash Young Turks' by Ash and Naeem Mahmood brothers, Ridley Scott's 'Life in A Day' movie trailer and 'Motorola's Xoom Android Tablet' US Super Bowl ad spot.