Ólafur Arnalds - Composer
Ólafur Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. His music is a combination of delicate symphonic compositions and edgy loops and beats, remaining, despite its classical inspiration, equally engaging to the contemporary ear.
For the past year, Ólafur has been playing unique venues and festivals across Europe and North America, and has opened for Sigur Rós on the band's most recent European tour.
Ólafur takes the audience on a dreamy, almost meditative, journey. The atmosphere he creates attracts an audience who wouldn't usually expect to find themselves at a concert including a string quartet and piano.
Following the success of his début album, Eulogy for Evolution, and the follow-up EP, Variations of Static, Ólafur took his remodelling of classical music one step further; in April 2009 he created Found Songs, a series of songs written and recorded, one per day, for a whole week and then released for free through his Twitter and Facebook pages. The songs were downloaded over 40,000 times in the first week alone.
Ólafur Arnalds has composed the music for Dyad 1909 for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.