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Ólafur Arnalds Innovates and Elevates on the Serene 're:member'

On re:member, Ólafur Arnalds takes a particularly delicate hand in assembling the sounds of live and computer-borne instruments, and the result is seamless.

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Decibel X: September 2013 - Seattle, WA

On September 25 through 29, the seaport city of Seattle, Washington lit up for the tenth time with one of the largest live event programs in North America.

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"I Really Wanted to Break People's Expectations": An Interview with Olafur Arnalds

He started out as a teenage drummer in punk bands, and is now using his lush sense of symphonic melodies to score films, TV shows, and create haunting music of his own. With his new album drawing raves, the one and only Ólafur Arnalds speaks to PopMatters ...

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Ólafur Arnalds Opens Up Living Room For Fans

Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.

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Ólafur Arnalds: 25 January 2011 – New York

Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic composer who creates fragile and stark instrumental music. In the beginning of 2011, he made a short sojourn around the States, which he rarely frequents, with stops on both coasts.

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The Weight of Lightness: An Interview with Composer Olafur Arnalds

In his third release, …and they have escaped the weight of darkness, Arnalds has temporarily left the synthesizers of his first albums behind, crafting a piano-based neoclassical masterpiece worthy of Debussy and his contemporaries.

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Ólafur Arnalds: Eulogy for Evolution

The pathos that runs through both albums is powerful, flexible, something more complex than simple melancholy.

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