Sigríður Níelsdóttir started making music at the tender age of 70. Affectionately known as Grandma Lo-Fi, Sigríður records her music on a home cassette recorder, playing keyboard to the accompaniment of pets and any household appliances that made suitably strange and affecting sounds.
Now, Sigríður Níelsdóttir is Iceland’s most productive and unusual musical artist, with over 600 songs and 59 CDs to her name, and a growing fan base that includes Björk and members of Sigur Rós and Múm.
Stuart Rogers directed this short documentary on Sigríður Níelsdóttir, interviewing the legendary star at her home, where she talked to Kira Kira about her musical career and Stórsveit Sigríðar Níelsdóttur (The Sigríður Níelsdóttir Experience), an Icelandic supergroup that comes together to play live covers of Sigridur’s songs.
With thanks to Brian Sweeney