Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ólafur Arnalds & Ensemble with Barn Owl and Others - US Tour : Jan 24 - Feb 4

Fans of Max Richter, Hauschka, Johann Johannsson and Neo-Classical Composition take note! Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds is touring the US with a string ensemble and backing musicians this early winter. The west coast aspect of the tour doesn't include Portland, Vancouver or Seattle dates, so... I will be traveling to San Francisco for this one! Safe to say, that fans of the kind of cinematic, somber, minimalist/sublime sound heard at this past year's Johann Johannson performance at Triple Door, this is very much 'your thing' as Arnalds work is exactly the form of neo-classicism one would expect of the names mentioned above, with many of his own flourishes, these often being electronic, ambient... or in the case of his most recent work... Metal. Ha. Should be gorgeous and memorable and the San Francisco show in particular with their tour-mates Barn Owl, is in the lushly gaudy classic theatre setting of the Great American Music Hall.

Link to official Olafur Arnads tour site

Link to Erased Tapes Olafur Arnalds site