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D/B Recommended: Ólafur Arnalds with the Berlin Music Ensemble @ Volksbühne Berlin | Sunday, 07.04.2013


Born in 1986, Ólafur Arnalds hails from the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík.
D/B Recommended: Ólafur Arnalds with the Berlin Music Ensemble @ Volksbühne Berlin | Sunday, 07.04.2013
He has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces.

Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics which makes him a perfect fit for cinematic music label Erased Tapes.

Ólafur Arnalds | For Now I Am Winter – Trailer

His motivations are clear: “The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven’t been studying music all their lives.

I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don’t usually listen to this kind of music…open people’s minds.”

Ólafur Arnalds | Near Light

Through relentless touring and determination this young artist has steadily gained recognition worldwide since his 2007 debut ‘Eulogy for Evolution’.

2013 brings the release of his third full-length studio album, ‘For Now I Am Winter’, which is a categorical side-step away from the sound he is best known for.

Ólafur Arnalds | Hægt, kemur ljósið

For Arnalds, the concept of evolution and seasonal change is one which has been nearly ever-present in his music. With “For now I am winter” it continues both musically and conceptually.

Arnalds’ own framework is fulfilled and we hear a personal evolution as a composer and, for the first time, as a songwriter.

Ólafur Arnalds with the Berlin Music Ensemble  LIVE

Dj: Falko Teichmann

Sunday, 07 April 2013 | 20:00 CET
Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

olafurarnalds.com | volksbuehne-berlin.de