Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has announced new US tour dates in support of his latest release For Now I Am Winter. The album, featuring arrangements from Nico Muhly and vocals from Arnór Dan, has spurred performances ranging from one of NPR's "Top 15 Essential Moments" at SXSW (watch at Baeble) to his unforgettable performance at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC bolstered by a full 28 piece orchestra. Watch the performance at LPR HERE accompanied by interview with NBC NY, BlackBook, BalconyTV, PRI's The World, and more.
Along with catching up on the live performances, you can also watch Arnalds discuss the making of the record along with footage of him performing For Now I Am Winter in concert in a new video from Mercury Classics. The record has inspired gorgeous visuals such as those for the recently premiered music video 'Only The Winds' (Watch on VEVO) and leading to Arnalds being featured as one of VEVO's Emerging Artists. Additionally, Spotify named him part of their Emerging Artists Program and RDIO named 'Old Skin' one of April's best songs in their Rdio Recommends Program.
Arnalds continues to steadily build a reputation as one of the world's most bright and able young composers, currently scoring the music for BBC's critically acclaimed #1 hit drama Broadchurch, which will debut in the US on August 7 on BBC America, and featured on The Colbert Report. Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences which range from electronica to minimalism, Arnalds is an artist who draws from a variety of sources whilst maintaining his own unique sound. Since the release of his 2007 debut, Eulogy for Evolution, the 26-year-old, has put his name to a variety of projects and collaborations ranging from Emma Watson to Peter Broderick to Nils Frahm. Since 2009 he has scored films and TV shows including Another Happy Day, the feature film Gimme Shelter (Starring Vanessa Hudgens), as well as having tracks featured on the soundtracks to Hollywood hits The Hunger Games and Looper.
7/12 - Hollywood Forever Masonic Lounge - Hollywood, CA
7/13 - The Glasshouse - Pamona, CA
7/16 - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY
7/17 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
7/18 - Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago, IL
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