Jónas Sen is a musician with many hats. Along with composing, he has hosted multiple music oriented television programs, composed for, and toured with Björk, and works as a music critic for Iceland’s Frettabla∂i∂.
In the classical musician pool, it’s always cool to find the creative ones willing to use their roots in classical music to do things like make Robots play out a tune. He and Björk created the keyboard pieces on Björk’s Biophillia app specifically for the Ipad and Iphone and most recently, Jónas worked with Valdimar Jóhannsson creating music for a project called “H, an incident.” a robotic musical-theatre production by Kris Verdonck consisting of a small female choir and 10 robotic musicians.
Jónas’s Soundcloud page is filled with a great sample of what he’s composed as well as pieces he has collaborated with. My favorite track on the Soundcloud page would be Mephisto, I dig the space-walk vibe, contrasted with jungle beats and tribal nuances.
I’m curious to see what he’s going to do at Iceland Airwaves this year and am looking forward to it.
Jónas was nice enough to answer my 4 questions:
1. What is your favorite off-venue Airwaves, or Icelandic joint to jam at? Norræna húsið
2. If you combine all of your favorite colors what do you get? Whitish green
3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin? Yellow Void, Lazy Blood, Reptilicus
4. If you could be any creature playing your favorite song, what would the creature be? And what is the song? A zombie playing On the Hills of Manchuria