Julius Pollux

composes, records and plays music.


spring 2024:
there’s new music from both Vil & BSÍ


autumn 2023:
composing and recording film music for No Other Land, a documentary by israeli & palestinian filmmakers Basel Adra, Yuval Abraham, Rachel Szor and Hamdan Ballal.
World premiere: Berlinale, 74. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2024
– the film won the Berlinale Documentary Award and the Panorama Audience Award!


spring/summer 2023:
working on music for a new dance piece by choreographer Klāvs Liepiņš.

created a sound installation for Memento, a site-specific artwork by artist duo Harrie Liveart, exhibited at Chappe Museum, Tammisaari, Finland.

Also: new music for both Vil and BSÍ in the making.


winter 2022/2023:
collaboration with Sigurlaug Thorarensen on the score for “Sprich mit mir”, feature film by Janin Halisch
Premiere at Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, january 24th, 2023.


autumn 2022:
final stop of an exciting and eventful year for BSÍ:  we played a live session for the wonderful people at KEXP in Seattle. You can watch it HERE


winter/spring 2021/2022:
composing and recording the score for “Power of Love” (StickUp Filmproduktion, RBB & Arte), second feature film by Jonas Rothlaender
Premiere at Rakkautta & Anarkiaa, Helsinki International Film Festival, september 19th, 2023.

film music (selection)

Sprich mit mir

(in collaboration with Sigurlaug Thorarensen)
feature film
directed by Janin Halisch
production: DFFB, RBB
premiere: Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken

Power of Love

feature film
directed by Jonas Rothlaender

production: StickUp Filmproduktion, RBB & Arte

premiere: Rakkautta & Anarkiaa, Helsinki International Film Festival


(in collaboration with Sigurlaug Thorarensen)
short film
directed by Hilke Rönnfeldt
production: Super16, Astar Film, North Ship Film

Wet Cement

short film
directed by Klāvs Liepiņš 

other compositions & collaborations (selection)

Vestur í bláinn

album release & art exhibition
a multidisciplinary music and art project on immigration in Iceland, in collaboration with Claire Paugam
covid concert stream: https://youtu.be/TjzvBdPeGU8


Research collaboration with Erik DeLuca, exhibition at Kling& Bang, Reykjavík, August 21st - October 3rd, 2021.
Erik writes: “This project is about immigration policy, transnational migration, the politics of forgetting, Jewish diaspora, and Holocaust education. Most importantly, this project has been my vessel to desire unknowable stories related to my identity.
‘We were told to forget; and we forgot quicker than anybody ever could imagine.’ – Hannah Arendt”

Music for brain surgeons
Improvised live performance with Ægir Sindri Bjarnason
at Raflost X RASK Festival in Reykjavík.

Satomis Geheimnis

Radio play - musical score
directed by Jonas Rothlaender
SWR2 (Germany), 2018

A minor unknown

Interactive sound installation
Exhibition Lots of tiny people
Gerðarsafn, Iceland, 2019

Winterdagen - Foarlôn

collaborative album/project/concert with Mink Steekelenburg’s Winterdagen
commissioned by Oerol Festival, Terschelling/Netherlands

Practical Latvian

Music for a dance performance
choreography: Klāvs Liepiņš, 2018

band projects


– Lo-fi krútt popp pönk, traffic & riot & feminism,
with Sigurlaug Thorarensen


– Gloomy experiments, long-distance collaboration in between Denmark and Iceland,
with Lovis Bechmann

Laura Secord

– More Agitated Icelandic Outsider Rock Poetry,
with Alison MacNeil, Erik DeLuca & Ægir Sindri Bjarnason

Stormy Daniels
– Punk band, teenage dreams! takk fyrir ekkert!
with Salvör Gullbrá, Óðinn Dagur Bjarnason & Ægir Sindri Bjarnason

Mount Theodore
– A journal in songs, a journey with guests, a diary of bedroom-recorded songs 


Julius Pollux Rothlaender (*1988, Lübeck/Germany) is a musician and composer based in Iceland, mainland Europe and elsewhere. Alongside his solo and band projects he also works on music for film, art installations, performances, and radio.
With listening being his most important instrument, Julius Pollux has over the last years been diving into experiments that combine music and spoken word, exploring other elements of the human voice, of expression and contemplation within music.


mail (at) juliuspollux.net

– Julius Pollux Rothlaender, Reykjavík, 2023

Julius Rothlaender