Ólafur Arnalds

We went to meet Ólafur at the RNCM before his awesome concert at The Bridgewater Hall. Aside from ourselves, there happened to be a second camera crew making a documentary featuring Ólafur present at the session, creating a post-modern fun loop!

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Ólafur Arnalds

Monday, August 2nd, 2010, 11:02 am

Born in 1986, Ólafur hails from the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík. 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. 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.’


  1. christof says:

    Love postmodern loops! please say one of you filmed yourself in the mirror, being filmed by some icelandic people..

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