BAFTA Award winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds adds more dates to his worldwide tour, his first in over three years. Previously announced European shows in May, which include the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, have all sold out.
Fresh off his projects Island Songs, TV scores such as Broadchurch and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and a world tour with his electronic outfit KIASMOS, Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians are back in the lab, working on an all new live show.
The tour features a uniquely wired string quartet, a live drummer/percussionist and Ólafur’s playground of pianos and synthesisers.
The centrepiece of the show are two semi-generative, self-playing pianos that Ólafur and his team have spent over two years developing. Simultaneously a compositional tool and a innovative addition to the live performance.
“The self-playing pianos are a jolt to the creative process that forces me to try new and often surprising things. In a live setting the pianos are a integral part of the performance due to their generative nature. Each time they are played is a little different, making every performance unique.”
More worldwide dates to be announced soon.
ÓLAFUR ARNALDS: Live 2018
26.09.2018 Brighton (UK), The Dome
27.09.2018 Bath (UK), Forum
28.09.2018 Birmingham (UK), Town Hall
29.09.2018 Edinburgh (UK), Assemby Halls
30.09.2018 Manchester (UK), Albert Hall
01.10.2018 Dublin (IE), National Concert Hall
02.10.2018 Cork (IE), Opera House
05.10.2018 Hamburg (DE), Elbphilharmonie
07.10.2018 Wiesbaden (DE), Kurhaus
08.10.2018 Ludwigsburg (DE), Forum
09.10.2018 Wroclaw (PL), Narodowe Forum Muzyki
10.10.2018 Leipzig (DE), Gewandhaus
11.10.2018 Berlin (DE), Tempodrom
12.10.2018 Prague (CZ), Lucerna
15.10.2018 Linz (AT), Posthof
16.10.2018 Milan (IT), Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
17.10.2018 Zürich (CH), Volkshaus
21.10.2018 Lyon (FR), Auditorium Orchestre National
22.10.2018 Bordeaux (FR), Auditorium de L’Opera
23.10.2018 Toulouse (FR), Halle aux Grains
24.10.2018 Paris (FR), Salle Pleyel
25.10.2018 Antwerpen (BE), Queen Elisabeth Hall
27.10.2018 Nijmegen (NL), Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
28.10.2018 Groningen (NL), Oosterpoort
29.10.2018 Rotterdam (NL), Schouwburg