Þráinn Hjálmarsson (b. 1987) studied composition with the composers Atli Ingólfsson, Yannis Kyriakides and Gilius van Bergeijk at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, from 2006 to 2011.
His works have been performed at various places on various occasions worldwide by artists such as Uusinta-ensemble, SKARK string ensemble, Njúton, Athelas-sinfonietta, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Klang, Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra and Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir.
Þráinn is a member of the composers collective S.L.Á.T.U.R (Society of artistically obtrusive composers around Reykjavík), the art and technology forum LornaLAB and chairman of the Icelandic committee of UNM (Ung Nordisk Musik)-festival.
Currently residing in Reykjavík, working on various projects such as being the artistic director of the concert series Hljóðön (e. Phonems) at Hafnarborg art center and developing the musical instrument Þránófónn (e. Thranophone), a feedback instrument based on acoustic resonance in various (complex/simple) cavities.
Brú was written for Duo Harpverk in 2012.