Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigridur Nielsdottir
Iceland | 2012 | 62min | Blu-ray | COLOR | Documentary
At the age of 70, she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name Sigridur Nielsdottir, with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys and kitchen percussion. Grandma Lo-fi was created over a period of 7 years by 3 musicians and debuting directors, capturing the most productive period in the life of Sigriður. This is a cinematic tribute to an amazing musician and to her boundless creativity, created by the young musicians and artists.
Orri Jonsson studied Visual Arts in New York. He is a musician in the band ‘Slowblow’, and also a photographer.
Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir
Kristin Bjork Kristjansdottir is a musician and visual artist, who has had a crucial impact on the Icelandic art scene. She records and performs music under the name Kira Kira.
Ingibjorg Birgisdottir is a visual artist living in Reykjavik. She has done album covers and music videos for artists such as Jonsi, Mum, Seabear and more. She has made all animations in < Grandma Lo-fi >.
: Sæmundur Nordfjord, Louise Højgaard Johansen
: Sigridur Nielsdottir, Gunnar Orn Tynes
: Kristin Bjork Kristjansdottir
: Kristin Bjork Kristjansdottir, Orri Jonsson, Magnus Helgason