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CONNECTION TO FILM

“From the first moment I saw the images from ‘Kiran over Mongolia’, I was completely astonished by the power and the freedom of the eagle hunters. It was magical to see those wild horse riders carrying their huge eagles on powerful arms. Kazak music touched me profoundly as well. It is so much in tune with their lives and landscape. It swept me off my feet. I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of this project.”

BIO

Anna was born in Akranes, Iceland, where she studied music both in her hometown, and also in the capital city, Reykjavik. She has released two critically acclaimed solo albums: “Villtir morgnar” (Wild Mornings) and “Undravefurinn” (Wonderweb). For her first album she was chosen as the 1997 best newcomer (Bjartasta vonin) at the Icelandic Music Awards. Her second album was later chosen one of the 100 best Icelandic albums of last century. In 1997 Anna and her band The Weavers were a support act for the musician Sting. In 2003, she composed the soundtrack for “5. arstidin” ( The Fifth Season), a 30 minute Icelandic film, released last year. Anna is currently working on her third solo album.