Ólafur Arnalds

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Biographie

Ólafur Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist and composer - internationally known for his haunting musical style. He captivatingly combines elements of ambient, classical, electronic, pop and rock music. His recent album “re:member” (2018) follows the success of his innovative musical project Island Songs (2016). “re:member” features Ólafur’s new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument.

Ólafur has been praised for his extensive soundtrack work, including composing the score for ITV’s Broadchurch, for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Original Music. He has been involved in various other media projects and his music appears in many films, television shows and advertisements.

Together with Barði Jóhannson (Bang Gang), Ólafur composed music for “Dyad 1909”, a Random Dance/Wayne McGregor project. This music was released as an album in 2009.

Furthermore, Arnalds formed the experimental techno project “Kiasmos” together with Janus Rasmussen. They have released two albums so far: “Blurred” (2017) and “Kiasmos” (2014).

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News

  • Ólafur Arnalds Tour - Some Kind Of Peace

    Ólafur Arnalds Tour - Some Kind Of Peace

    23rd mai 2022

    Pianist Ólafur Arnalds is on tour from May to present what is probably his most personal and orginal work to date live for the first time: On 'Some Kind of Peace' the Icelander deals with the topic of vunerability in a remarkably open and...

  • Netflix Documentary 'Shawn Mendes: In Wonder' featuring music by Ólafur Arnalds

    Netflix Documentary 'Shawn Mendes: In Wonder' featuring music by Ólafur Arnalds

    18th mars 2021

    Directed by Grant Singer, Netflix’s latest original documentary ‚Shawn Mendes: In Wonder’ captures the past few years of Shawn Mendes life, focusing primarily on his 106-show self-titled tour and the production of his upcoming album...

  • Ólafur Arnalds Shares “Loom” (Ft. Bonobo) Alongside Stunning Video

    Ólafur Arnalds Shares “Loom” (Ft. Bonobo) Alongside Stunning Video

    16th octobre 2020

    New Single From, some kind of peace, Out November 6th Via Mercury KX (Ólafur Arnalds by Anna Maggy; Bonobo by Bonobo by Benjamin Hardman) Next month, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds will release his new...

  • 'some kind of peace' - New album announcement from Ólafur Arnalds

    'some kind of peace' - New album announcement from Ólafur Arnalds

    26th août 2020

    Ólafur Arnalds has announced details of a brand-new album, 'some kind of peace', which will be released on November 6th. His most revealing and vulnerable work to date, the record is launched today alongside a beautiful new track...

  • Ólafur Arnalds Signs to Wise Music Group

    Ólafur Arnalds Signs to Wise Music Group

    3rd février 2020

    Ólafur Arnalds has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bosworth Music GmbH, part of Wise Music Group. The catalogue includes Flow 1 and Flow 2 from Ekki Hugsa 360°, a commission from the Reeperbahn Festival, plus all...