Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason

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Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason
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Örvar in Belfast in 2011
Background information
Born1977 (age 41–42)
Occupation(s)Musician, poet, author
Associated actsmúm, Benni Hemm Hemm, Singapore Sling, Slowblow, Andhéri, Skakkamanage, FM Belfast, Represensitive Man

Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason (born 1977) is a founding member of Icelandic experimental band múm,[1][2] and has been a part-time member of other Icelandic bands such as Benni Hemm Hemm, Singapore Sling, Slowblow, Andhéri, Skakkamanage, FM Belfast [3] and Represensitive Man.

In Iceland, Örvar is also known as a poet and author. Gamall þrjótur, nýjir tímar ("Old villain, new times") a book of poetry was published in 2005 as a part of Nýhil's Nordic literature series. It was preceded by the critically acclaimed[citation needed] novella Úfin, strokin ("Ruffled, stroked"), released in 2005 and described as "a detective boy novel updated for modern girls".[4] He studied screenwriting at FAMU in Prague.[citation needed]

Publications and discography[edit]

  • Úfin, strokin ("Ruffled, stroked") (2005) – novella[5]
  • Scapigliata, lisciata (Italian translation of Úfin, Strokin) (Scritturapura, Italy, 2008) – novella[5]
  • Gamall þrjótur, nýjir tímar ("Old villain, new times") (Nýhil, 2005) – poetry
  • To Fruits Turn the Youth (Afterhours, Japan, 2007) – Illustrations, drawings and poetry[6]
  • Team Dreams (Morr Music, 2017) collaborative album of Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason [7]
  • Light is Liquid (Morr Music, 2018) first solo album [8]


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Biography: Múm". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  2. ^ grapevine.is. "Optimistic, Hopeless, Content - The Reykjavik Grapevine". grapevine.is. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason Discography at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
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  5. ^ a b "Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, parole “scapigliate” + musica + aperitivo « circospetto! genova da un altro punto di vista". Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Mumのオルヴァル、初のヴィジュアル・ブック: AFTERHOURS". afterhoursmagazine.jp. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. ^ https://sinfang-soley-orvarsmarason.bandcamp.com/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ https://oervarsmarason.bandcamp.com/album/light-is-liquid. Missing or empty |title= (help)