Olafur Arnalds - Peace in a TIme of Pandemic
We talk to Icelandic composer, Ólafur Arnalds. Ever since his 2007 debut album, Eulogy for Evolution, he’s been a leading avatar of ambient chamber music, combining classical forms and electronic ambiences. HIs album, Re:member, was among his most complex, using the stratus piano system of upright, self-performing pianos. (Read about it here.) On his new album, Some Kind of Peace , and he new on A Sunrise Session he pares down to a simpler sound for music of introspection. It’s a pandemic meditation when we talk with Ólafur Arnalds on Echoes.