Herdís Stefánsdóttir

Composer of The Sun Is Also a Star

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Herdís Stefánsdóttir is a composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. Her compositional endeavors -- installations in museums, dance, theatre, and a successful electronic music duet she is a part of – are establishing her as an expansive artist.

Herdís Stefánsdóttir graduated with a M.A. degree in film scoring from New York University in 2017. Since graduation she has scored two American feature films and a few short films. Herdís just finished scoring her first Hollywood film, “The Sun is Also a Star”, a MGM and Warner Brothers production. Herdís interned for the Oscar nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson in Berlin while he was working on the film Arrival (2016) and she has scored numerous short films that have premiered at top-tier festivals around the world like Berlinale, TIFF, Sundance and Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

Herdís formed her electro-pop duet East of My Youth in 2015. East of My Youth’s music has been described as sensual and addictive as getting your tongue frozen to a glacier of pure honey (jajaja music). The duo has showcased at SxSW, Eurosonic Noorderslag, KEXP, Sonar Reykjavík and Iceland Airwaves.

Born in Reykjavík, Iceland, Herdís currently lives in Berlin, where she works as a composer.

Pop Disciple Podcast Herdís Stefánsdóttir Composer Score Film Music The Sun Is Also a Star

Listen to the soundtrack for The Sun Is Also a Star.


Watch the trailer for The Sun Is Also a Star.


This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.

Production, Editing, Mixing, Mastering | Paul Goldowitz
Select Cues Throughout Episode | Herdís Stefánsdóttir
The Pop Disciple Podcast Theme and Outro Music | Paul Goldowitz

Special thanks to Herdís Stefánsdóttir and White Bear PR.