In his third studio album, Ólafur Arnalds expands on his original explorations of minimal sound and electronic style. This work is his first to feature a full orchestra and to introduce vocals to his soundworld.
A limited 7” vinyl single featuring two rarities from dance works.
As the title conveys, these tracks were performed and recorded in the living room of his Reykjavik apartment. A 7 day, one song per day, project. This time the process was documented, the recordings filmed and the songs initially released as live videos.
Ólafur Arnalds’ second full-length album continues his mission to lure an indie-generation of pop and rock fans into an emotive world of beguiling electronic chamber music and delicate classical arrangements. Co-produced by Barði Jóhannsson of Bang Gang.
Ólafur Arnalds created the 7-song series 'Found Songs' - recording a song a day for 7 days and instantly making each track available at that time. foundsongs.erasedtapes.com
This 5 song EP follow-up to Eulogy for Evolution featured Ólafur’s first experiments with electronics with some help from Justin Lockey. The album featured a haunting robotic voice designed to make us wonder about the essence of consciousness.
Ólafur Arnalds collaboration with acclaimed German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott. Themes of Chopin in a new context with Olafur's own recompositions.
Kiasmos is made up of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands (Bloodgroup, Byrta). Ólafur used to work as a sound engineer, often for Rasmussen's other projects, where the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental music. They eventually became best friends, often hanging out in their studio, exploring electronic sounds. KIASMOS is the duo’s debut album.
Ólafur wrote the original score to ITV's hit series Broadchurch. His work on the series won him several awards including Televisual Bulldog Awards and BAFTA.
Ólafur collaborated with So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Travis Wall and Shaping Sound Co. on this crowd-funded funded dance film.
Ólafur wrote the score to Gimme Shelter. Directed by Ron Krauss, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Brendan Fraiser and Rosario Dawson. A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.
Ólafur wrote the score for this Icelandic Box Office hit using only a dampered piano. The film, directed by long time collaborator of Ólafur, Baldvin Z, became one of the most successful films in Iceland history.
Ólafur joined German media artist Joachim Sauter (art-com) in making this collaborative, interactive art installation at MADE in Berlin. The show won several ADC awards including for music and sound.
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Screenwriting Award, Another Happy Day is the feature film debut of writer and director Sam Levinson. The film is a powerful, darkly comic story of a woman struggling to find her place in a volatile family dynamic and features an outstanding ensemble cast including Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore and Thomas Hayden-Church.
Ólafur collaborated with the Icelandic Dance Company and choreographer Alan Lucien Oyen on Endalaus.
Collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor / Random Dance Company. Inspired by Shackelton’s expedition to the South Pole the piece ran at Sadler’s Wells in London as a part of “In The Spirit of Daghiliev”.
Órói was Ólafur’s first full film score as well as director’s Baldvin Z first feature film. A touching story of teenagers coming to terms with life.