(born October 23, 1966) is an Icelandic bass player and composer, residing in New York City. He has worked with numerous musicians and groups, including Hilmar Jensson, Jim Black
, Chris Speed
, Anthony Burr, Laurie Anderson
, Allan Holdsworth
, Ryuichi Sakamoto
, David Sylvian
, Blonde Redhead
, Yungchen Lhamo
, Jamshied Sharifi
, Ólöf Arnalds
and Pachora. He was a part of Mo Boma with Jamshied Sharifi and Carsten Tiedemann, releasing 4 albums on Extreme; "Jijimuge", "Myths of the Near Future - Part One", "Myths of the Near Future - Part Two" and "Myths of the Near Future - Part Three". In addition to performing on many artists' records, he has released two records of his own: "Seremonie" on Extreme in 1997 and "Sería" in 2007.
His music is featured in the 2008 experimental film When It Was Blue, directed by Jennifer Reeves.
Sverrisson also plays dobro, acoustic bass guitar, and charango, in addition to electric bass. He is currently music director for Laurie Anderson and tours with her internationally.