Jónas Sen has an MA degree in Music Performance Studies from the City University in London. He also has an MA degree in Arts Managements from the University of Bifröst. He was additionally educated in Reykjavík and subsequently in Paris where he studied privately with the pianist Monique Deschaussées.
At present Jónas works as a composer, pianist, music arranger, critic and creator of TV programs. He was the keyboard player in Björk’s band on her world tours in 2007 and 2008. More recently he has been a guest performer in several of Björk’s Biophilia shows. Björk and Jónas arranged all the Biophilia songs for keyboard instruments, which was released on the iPad and iPhone versions of Biophilia.
Björk and Jónas have also made a number of transcriptions and arrangements of Björk’s other songs that were published on June 5 as sheet music.
Jónas has composed music for some of Gabríela Friðriksdóttir’s videos. He has also co-created music for dance productions, notably Kris Verdonck’s H, an Incident, which toured around Europe to great success.
Jónas worked with acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir on a solo performance, Fubar, which was premiered on October 26 and subsequently toured around Iceland.
Jónas has created and hosted many TV programs about music in Iceland. These include 12 episodes on Icelandic instrumentalists (Tíu fingur), broadcast in 2006 and eight episodes on Icelandic singers (Átta raddir), which were broadcast in 2011. His TV program Tónspor was about composers and choreographers and was a joint venture of The Reykjavik Arts Festival and the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation.