On the album olafur uses these methods reinvigorate the compositional experience, feeding back into the creative process in a completely new way. Shrink-wrapped. The algorithms generated from Stratus were also used to create the innovative album artwork. You can hear every facet of his work the composition, the pop bursting through, the soundtracks, flowering.
re:member #ad - This is my breaking out-of-a-shell album, Arnalds says. The stratus pianos are two self-playing, semi-generative player pianos which are triggered by a central piano played by Olafur, and are the centerpiece of his new works. As olafur plays a note on the piano, two different notes are generated by Stratus, creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences.
The fourth official solo album by Olafur Arnalds takes the listener through varied moods and feelings, through different musical landscapes. This is me taking the raw influences that I have from all these different musical genres and not filtering them.
Living Room SongsErased Tapes #ad - The songs were instantly released in form of a free mp3 download and video stream- straight from lafur's Reykjavik apartment. And i really liked the atmosphere of that video and that's when I thought I should do a series of songs in my living room. In his own words: one night i was just playing my piano here in this apartment and I was writing a new song and I didn't have my phone on me which I usually use to record ideas.
Living Room Songs #ad - Lafur Arnalds. So i actually took out my macbook and i didn't want to open like a proper recording program, so I just opened Photo Booth and recorded a video of myself playing the song so that I would remember the song. This time lafur takes the idea further and invites the audience into the comfort of his living room, where the songs were recorded live and the whole process filmed.
Following in the spirit of lafur arnalds critically acclaimed Found Songs 2009 where he wrote, recorded and released a free song every day for a week - now comes Living Room Songs.
Island Songs CD/DVD ComboMercury Classics #ad - Mercury classics released one audio track and one live performance video each Monday. Island songs is a real-time interactive project that will evolve in the digital space, hosted via a bespoke website. The 7-week period resulted in an hour-long music film, history and identity, including conversations exploring music, to create a powerful musical portrait of their native land.
This is the most ambitious project that Olafur has ever undertaken, creatively and logistically. Arnalds dedicated fanbase was able to follow him on his travels via Facebook live-streams, Instagram, Snapchats, Twitter and Apple Connect. Olafurs journey was also be chronicled by acclaimed film director Baldvin Z.
Shrink-wrapped. He delivered the audio and video the following day. This project is on a scale that has never been attempted in the classical music world before. Island songs is the innovative brainchild of BAFTA award winning composer Olafur Arnalds, alongside acclaimed film director Baldvin Z BBCs Trapped, Life in a Fish Bowl.
Island Songs CD/DVD Combo #ad - Olafur traveled to 7 towns across Iceland where he collaborated with 7 local artists, and at each location he created, recorded and performed a new composition with the artist. Olafur arnalds teams up with Mercury Classics to bring you a unique and evolving audio-visual portrait of his home country of Iceland.
For Now I Am WinterMercury Classics #ad - Icelandic singer Arnor Dan can be heard on four tracks. On this album, composer nico Muhly provided orchestral arrangements, and for the first time Arnold's introduces vocals to his sound world. 2013 release from the Icelandic composer. Shrink-wrapped. Here it continues both musically and conceptually - a personal evolution as a composer and, for the first time, as a songwriter.
The concept of evolution and seasonal change is one which has been ever-present in his music. Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences which range from Electronica to minimalism, Arnold's is an artist who draws from a variety of sources whilst maintaining his own unique sound. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter.
And They Have Escaped The Weight Of DarknessErased Tapes #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter.
Chopin ProjectMercury Classics 33503788 #ad - Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project. The result after studio mixing - is a textured, multi-layered musical experience unlike any other. At the start of their project, Arnalds and Ott went piano hunting in Reykjavik, and found instruments with lots of personality. In order to achieve his aim, Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old/unusual/altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment.
Some of them were prepared with felt to create otherworldly effects. Ott was instantly hooked by the project. And one day, i thought: why don t i do it myself? and thus, on a long flight to London, in partnership with the acclaimed German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, THE CHOPIN PROJECT was born. Arnalds then recorded the pianist using vintage equipment, creating a very close-up, intimate setting for her performances.
Chopin Project #ad - The listener should feel so close to the performer that he or she can hear each breath, or fragile touch of the keys. He also employed various mixing techniques to re-enforce feelings of solitude or loneliness, and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. I love playing on out-of-tune bar pianos and, Chopin s music fits very well to those circumstances, in my opinion, she says.
Johann Sebastian BachDeutsche Grammophon #ad - Johann Sebastian Bach #ad - Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. Now available on a double LP. Following his critically-acclaimed dg debut, glass: piano works, "iceland's glenn Gould" New York Times Víkingur Ólafsson releases Johann Sebastian Bach, a collection of both well-known and rarely performed pieces by the famous Baroque composer, Rachmaninov, including transcriptions by Busconi, Siloti and Vikingur himself.
Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project. Shrink-wrapped.
All MelodyErased Tapes #ad - Shrink-wrapped. The cover art was taken by photographer Lia Darjes in Nils new studio and designed by Torsten Posselt at FELD. For the past two years, nils frahm has been building a brand new studio in Berlin to make his 7th studio album titled All Melody, which will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Erased Tapes, before Nils embarks on his first world tour since 2015.
His previous albums have often been accompanied with a story, such as Felt 2011 where he placed felt upon the hammers of the piano out of courtesy to his neighbors when recording late at night in his old bedroom studio, and the following album Screws 2012 when injuring his thumb forced him to play with only nine fingers.
All Melody #ad - Shrink-wrapped. His new album is born out of the freedom that his new environment provided, allowing Nils to explore without any restrictions and to keep it All about the Melody. Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project. A series of these in-studio photos will be included in a booklet with the physical copy of All Melody.
From a boys dream to resetting the parameters of music itself. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. Despite being confined within the majestic four walls of the historical East German Funkhaus, or in an old dry well in Mallorca, timeless, in fact, proof that music is limitless, buried deep in its reverb chambers, All Melody is, and reflects that of Nils own capabilities.
I,IJagjaguwar #ad - Shrink-wrapped. The autumn of bon iver is a celebration of self-acceptance and gratitude, bolstered by community and delivering the bounty of an infinite American music. Here, the music - and band, and themes, and creative space - are bigger than ever.2019 release, bon iver's most expansive, joyful and generous album to date.
The sales and accolades are well-known - multiple Gold albums, multiple Grammys, chart-topping collaborations and festival headlines. From the boundaries of folk, to the rules of autotune, to production work for others, Bon Iver's fingerprint finds it's way across the mainstream every time. Shrink-wrapped.
I,I #ad - . Vernon has always been a master collaborator, and on i, i that desire becomes maximal, with guests ranging from Moses Sumney and Bruce Hornsby to Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Shrink-wrapped. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project. If for emma, a blistering, heart-strung isolation of a northern winter; bon Iver the rise and whirr of burgeoning Spring; and 22, ruminative, "crazy energy" Summer record, i completes the cycle: a fall record; Autumn-colored, i, A Million, Forever Ago was the crisp, steeped.
But even more significantly, with each release Bon Iver quietly shifts the state of modern music.
ANIMAXL Recordings #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. Made by paul thomas anderson to music from Thom’s album, the one-reeler has a run time of approximately 14 minutes. A ‘one-reeler’ film, also entitled ANIMA, is available to watch exclusively via Netflix worldwide from midnight 27th June.
ANIMA #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Thom yorke’s new album anima released summer 2109 was written by Thom Yorke and produced by Nigel Godrich. The album features 9 tracks, with an extra track exclusively on vinyl. Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project.
OrpheeDeutsche Grammophon #ad - Unlike many of my previous albums, this one didnt start out with a conceptual or narrative theme binding the music together. I think thats why i gravitated to Ovids version of the Orpheus myth, which tells of death, rebirth and an artist s search for truth. Arnalds olafur for now i am winter. OrphÉe is his highly anticipated new studio album the first in 6 years! Jóhannssons genre-blending score represents all facets of his previous works from intimate string quartet pieces, drones, organ, to large string orchestra works, choir, featuring electronics, piano, as well as enigmatic shortwave broadcasts to create an evocative & immersive sound.
Orphee #ad - Rather, the music seemed to be waiting for its form, for its momentum. These renderings slowly mutated over time in a process of deconstruction and re-assembly, to the extent that the original versions began to fade into the darker corners of my hard disk. Shrink-wrapped. Prolific and critically acclaimed composer Jóhann Jóhannsson releases his DG debut album.
Shrink-wrapped. Orphée was for me about moving to a new city, breaking up old relationships and beginning new ones, leaving behind an old life in Copenhagen and building a new one in Berlin. This album is an oblique reflection on personal change. Arnalds olafur & alice sara ott the chopin project.