Julius Pollux

composes, writes, records and plays music.


Research collaboration with Erik DeLuca on his art project ‘Homeland’, exhibited 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”


BSÍ  debut album released, may 2021,
Sometimes depressed ... but always antifascist’.
Concerts and tour coming up.


Vestur í bláinn
album release & exhibition ~september 2020
concert stream: https://youtu.be/TjzvBdPeGU8

Working on a score, together with Sigurlaug Thorarensen, for Hilke Rönnfeldt’s short movie ‘Fence’.

Improvised performance with Ægir Sindri Bjarnason
at Raflost X RASK Festival in Reykjavík.
You can hear/watch Music for brain surgeons HERE

compositions (selection)

Vil - Hvor drømmene

in collaboration with Lovis Bechmann
ListenRecords (Berlin), 2020

Satomis Geheimnis

Radio play - musical score
director: Jonas Rothlaender
SWR2 (Germany), 2018

A minor unknown

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

Practical Latvian

Music for a dance performance
choreography: Klāvs Liepiņš, 2018

Wet Cement

Short movie - musical score
director: Klāvs Liepiņš, 2017

band projects

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

– Gloomy ambient pop, 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, Germany and mainland Europe. Alongside his solo and band projects he also works on music for installations, performances, film and radio.
Over the last years Julius Pollux has been diving into experiments that combine music and spoken word, exploring other elements of the human voice, of expression and contemplation within music.


juliuspollux.net (at) gmail.com

– Julius Pollux Rothlaender, Reykjavík, 2020

Julius Rothlaender