About

Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi lives and works in her native country, Iceland. She launched her music career at age 16 with indie folk band Rökkurró, releasing 2 albums, Það kólnar í kvöld and gold selling record Í annan heim via 12 tónar records.

Over the years her bass playing has become a staple of the Icelandic music scene, recording, songwriting and perfoming with diverse acts such as Icelandic legends Emilíana Torrini, Bubbi Morthens and Stuðmenn, folk artists Ylja, My Bubba and Mi, Teitur Magnússon and  Soffía Björg and indie sweethearts Mr. Silla and Jae Tyler to name but a few.

She has collaborated in several successful theater and performance art projects, most notably with visual artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Steingrímur Eyfjörð, and performed on stage in the National Theater of Iceland's production of Ronja Ræningjadóttir.

Additionally she has made her marks on developmental projects within the Icelandic and Scandinavian music scenes, serving for several years as member of the organisational team for Stelpur Rokka!  (Girls Rock! Iceland), a non profit-organisation that has sought to empower young girls, trans and non-binary youth through music, that operates in 6 locations all over Iceland and has helped to found sister-organizations in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Most recently, she has launched her own solo music career, centered around her virtuosic skills on the electric bass woven together with layers of melodic instrumentals and very slight electronic effects. Ingibjörg digitally released her debut solo EP, Wood/Work in the fall of 2017, adding a fresh take to the ambient genre.

Discography

Það kólnar í kvöld – Rökkurró (2007)
Í annan heim – Rökkurró (2001)
Commotion – Ylja (2014)
 
18 konur – Bubbi Morthens (2015)
 
Í bænum – Boogie Trouble (2016)
 
Synthamanía – Hljómsveitin Synthamanía (2016)
 
Soffía Björg- Soffía Björg (2017)

Reviews

“Ingibjörg Turchi and her band create luscious, hypnotizing soundscapes defying the boundaries of genre and raising the bar on musicianship.”
- RB Reykjavik Grapevine

“Ingibjörg played the bass and did so in a splendid way. Her band was incredibly tight and the drummer was exceptional. The music was well conceived, and both accessible and experimental.” 
- VG Reykjavik Grapevine
“ Tónlistin sjálf er algerlega æðisleg. [...] mínimalískur bassaleikur sem myndar taktviss stef og lykkjur. [...] Allt í allt, virkilega áhlýðilegt verk og ég hvet lesendur til að nálgast þessa tónlist.” 
- Arnar Eggert (arnareggert.is)

“Ingibjörg Turchi’s virtuosic ensemble played a set of warm, charming instrumental music that hovered between jazz, post-rock, formal composition and improvisation. [...] The band were so engaged in their performance that when the rapturous applause finally came, they looked almost surprised, like they’d drifted off into a collective trance and had been snapped back into reality.”

- JR Reykjavik Grapevine

 
“Absolument magistral, sur scène comme sur disque”

- indierockmag.com

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