Friday, 4 June 2010

Exclusive Ólafur Arnalds download and very special Manchester concert

The lovely guys over at Stereogum have treated listeners to an exclusive download of 23 year old Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds. You can find the link to the track 'Tunglið' here.

You can also catch Arnalds perform the world live premiere of his album .'..And They Have Escaped The Weight of Darkness' on July 1st at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. This very special performance he will be backed by the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre de Ridder whos previous collaborations include Nico Muhly and Damon Albarn. This performance will also be alongside Jonny Greenwood's 'Popcorn Superhet Reciever' and Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'.

If this doesn't promise to be anything short of spectacular then I don't know what is!


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