In August of 2011 Berglind Tómasdóttir a.k.a. Rockriver Mary gave concerts inside a caravan in Iceland. In the documentary The Trailer Project, which will be screened at Bíó Paradís, we follow Rockriver Mary on her adventures in rural Iceland.
In conjunction with the screening of The Trailer Project, the exhibition Rockriver Mary — Retrospective, will take place in the Bíó Paradís’ Foyer. The exhibition features a premiere of a new version of the instrument known as Lokkur, in addition to a live performance by Berglind María Tómasdóttir & Friends. The event celebrates as well the release of the book Duet by Berglind and the release of music written for Lokkur on CD/cassette/digital format.
Berglind Tómasdóttir is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist living in Reykjavík, Iceland. In her work, she frequently explores identity and archetypes, as well as music as a social phenomenon.
An advocate of new music, Berglind has worked with composers such as Björk, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Peter Ablinger and Carolyn Chen, and received commissions from Dark Music Days, The National Flute Association, Cycle Music and Art Festival, Reykjavík Arts Festival and Nordic Music Days, to name a few.
Berglind Tómasdóttir holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music and The Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and a DMA in contemporary music performance from the University of California, San Diego. Berglind is a professor at Iceland University of the Arts.