August 10 2016
Follow Icelandic Musician Ólafur Arnalds On a 7-Week Journey Through Iceland
He'll be collaborating with local artists to create a soundtrack of the country.
For the next seven weeks, Ólafur Arnalds will be travelling around Iceland to collaborate with local Icelandic musicians to create unique compositions. Island Songs will be a living musical film shot in real time. Starting June 27th, every Monday, the website will feature a new audio and video recordings of the most recent performance. The project is looking to show the diversity of Icelandic music by telling each artist's story through their songs.
Ólafur Arnalds is an award-winning Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer. Ólafur mixes strings and piano with loops and beats to create a sound that crosses between ambient and electronic pop. In 2007, Ólafur released his first solo album, Eulogy for Evolution. He toured with Sigur Rós in 2008 following the release of his next EP, Variations of Static. Since then, Ólafur has released two more studio albums and toured all over the world.
Week One: Hvammstangi
Week Two: Önundarfjörður
Week Three: Selvogur
Week Four: Akureyri
Week Five: Mosfellsdalur
Week Six: Garður
Week Seven: Reykjavik