Still Swimming

Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir takes us into the story of Sigrún, an Icelandic woman reliving memories of loss and love, searching for solitude in her house by the sea. Occasionally we get a glimpse into a different world that we didn’t know existed…

Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir is a radio producer from Reykjavík, Iceland. She works for RÚV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, producing and making documentaries as well as being the project manager for radio fiction. She is also a member of The Inner Ear, a group that works and plays somewhere on the border of fact and fiction, creating site-specific audio pieces and soundwalks.

Still Swimming was produced as part of RANA/Radiophonic Narration, a practice based education in sound narrative and radio feature making, aimed at professionals working from remote and small societies in the north. It was broadcast on RÚV in 2009. Consultance & mix: Rikke Houd

Still Swimming was featured on the Prix Europa short list in 2010.


Louise Tjaerandsen ventures out with her recorder late one summer night in Copenhagen. Too shy to talk to anyone she ends up sitting alone on a bench by the lake. Until a stranger approaches her…

‘4am’ was produced for the Hearsay International Audio Festival 2015.

Louise Tjaerandsen is half Danish/half Norwegian and is currently studying an MA in Radio at Goldsmiths in London. Her previous short doc, ‘Mother’, was shortlisted for DR’s radio competition P1 Shortdox.