Orri Páll Dýrason
Orri Páll Dýrason
|Birth name||Orri Páll Dýrason|
|Born||4 July 1977|
|Genres||Post-rock, ambient, art rock, experimental rock, dream pop|
|Associated acts||Sigur Rós|
Orri Páll Dýrason (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈɔrːɪ ˈpʰautl ˈtiːrasɔn]; born on 4 July 1977) is an Icelandic musician. He was previously the drummer for Sigur Rós. He joined the band in 1999, shortly after the recording of the studio album Ágætis byrjun, when the previous drummer, Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, left the band.
Orri has recorded five studio albums with Sigur Rós: ( ) (2002), Takk... (2005), Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (2008), Valtari (2012), and Kveikur (2013). He also contributed to Hvarf/Heim (2007), where "Hvarf" contains studio recordings of previously unreleased songs.
Orri has a daughter, Vaka, for whom the first track from the ( ) album is named. and two sons, Dýri Angantýr (born January 2010), and Jón Stormur (born November 2012). He's also the stepfather to his fiancé's daughter, Kría (born July 2008).
In September 2018, he was accused of sexual assault by a fan on Instagram. Orri published a post on Facebook where he claims his innocence but "in light of the scale of this matter" he chose to step down from band whilst attempting to clear his name.
In October 2018 his wife María took to reddit to post an open letter to Boyd, in which she referenced her own experiences of sexual assault. She furthermore alleged that Boyd had been informed of these exact experiences on that night by her husband Orri, and accused Boyd of appropriating them as her own, citing distinct similarities of those two stories.
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