Einar Torfi Einarsson

about the author

Einar Torfi Einarsson (born 1980) is an Icelandic composer and researcher. He obtained his PhD from the University of Huddersfield, where he studied on the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship. His music has been performed throughout Europe by ensembles such as ELISION Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, and Ensemble Intercontemporain. His research interests lie in the interplay of poststructuralist philosophy and notation. In 2013–14 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Orpheus Institute (ORCiM, Ghent, Belgium). Currently he lectures at the Music Department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, where he also serves as the coordinator for the Composition Research Unit (CRU).

info & contact


Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, IS


et [AT] einartorfieinarsson.com




Re-Notations III: Schumann’s Kreisleriana, I Molto Agitato
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: de/re-territorialisation, diagram, intensity, notation, Robert Schumann, stratum

(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: epistemic things, graphematic space, installation, technical objects, virtual/virtuality