BAFTA-winner Arnalds in Tehran

BAFTA-winner Arnalds in Tehran
ID : N-819 Date : 2017/12/11 - 13:17

(Persia Digest) - The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and BAFTA-winner, Ólafur Arnalds, has traveled to Iran at the invitation of “Emarat-e Ru-be-Ru” concert hall and met with a great audience of Iranian fans.

Ólafur Arnalds, musician and composer, plays the piano, drums, and guitar in the neo-classic genre and plays his compositions mostly on the piano.

His concert of two sessions every night was planned for 9-10 December 2017. But this has now been extended. On 16 December, Ólafur Arnalds will hold a “Question & Answer Session on Improvisation” at “Emarat-e Ru-be-Ru” venue. His concert is entitled “Ólafur Arnalds: Autumn Light”.

Arnalds, 31, has released three solo albums to date and played with other groups in eight other works. In 2014, he won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Original Music for composing the score and end-credits track for the 2013 ITV series Broadchurch.

A few years back, Ólafur Arnalds heard a remix by Mahan Farzad of an improvisation Kamancheh performance by Kayhan Kalhor with “Near Light” by Arnalds, accompanied with the hymn of Seyed Javad Zabihi and the vocals of Alireza Ghorbani and Homayoun Shajarian. This is what he posted on his Twitter: “Woah. A strange but a surprisingly beautiful cover of Near Light-Eastern Arnalds”.


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