Even if you think you don’t know Ólafur Arnald’s work, you probably do! He is the Icelandic composer who has worked on films such as the Hunger Games and 300 – Rise of an Empire! You now have the chance to check out his live performance in the Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire on February 19th and 20th, with tickets at €24. You can find the full details and tickets here.
Pavilion Theatre Presents – Ólafur Arnalds – February 19th & 20th.
Pavilion Theatre are proud to present Ólafur Arnalds for two very special intimate performances on February 19th & 20th 2015. Tickets priced €24 are available now from the Pavilion box office and website (www.paviliontheatre.ie).
Icelandic composer/performer Ólafur Arnalds has always enjoyed pushing boundaries with both his studio work and live-shows. Since the release of his debut album ‘Eulogy for Evolution‘ in 2007 he has built up a dedicated international following and is well established for his genre-crossing compositions blending classical, pop and ambient/electronica influences to a unique musical language.
In 2009 he started a week-long project of composing one track by day, making it immediately available online to his fans. The collection was later officially released under the title ‘Found Songs‘. He repeated the same experiment in 2011 under the title ‘Living Room Songs‘.
More recently Ólafur has been venturing into the world of films, writing Hollywood film scores to ‘Another Happy Day‘ and ‘Gimme Shelter‘. His music has also featured in the hit films ‘Hunger Games‘ and ‘300 – Rise Of An Empire‘.
For 2013 his scores include the music to ITV thriller series ‘Broadchurch‘, which won a several BAFTA awards, including Best Music.
In October Ólafar releases the debut album of his criticly highly acclaimed techno side project KIASMOS with a collaboration album with Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott due in 2015.
Currently he is finishing the score for ‘Broadchurch‘, season 2. Due to be televised in January on ITV, the accompanying soundtrack will be released on Mercury Classics.