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Curver Thoroddsen is an Icelandic artist/musician, born in 1976. He is a member of the duo Ghostigital along with Einar Örn Benediktsson, a former member of The Sugarcubes.[1] He created the remix of Sigur Rós's 18 sekúndur fyrir sólarupprás, renamed "180 sekúndur fyrir sólarupprás" on their 1998 remix album Von brigði. He resides in Reykjavik.

Name change[edit]

Curver's legal name is Birgir Orn Thoroddsen; his request to change his name was denied by the Icelandic Naming Committee. Curver took out a full-page ad on his 30th birthday asking "the nation, my friends and colleagues" to use "Curver Thoroddsen" starting February 1, 2006.[2]


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Ghostigital". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Icelandic girl fights for right to her own name". Retrieved 20 May 2016.