Ólafur Arnalds ‎– Island Songs

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1 Árbakkinn
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas JenssonFeaturing, Read By – Einar Georg EinarssonPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Ása Guðjónsdóttir
4:52
2 1995
Featuring, Organ – Dagný ArnaldsSynth – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Ásta Kristín PjetursdóttirViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Ása Guðjónsdóttir
4:00
3 Raddir
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas JenssonChoir – South Iceland Chamber Choir*Conductor – Hilmar Örn AgnarssonFeaturing – South Iceland Chamber Choir*Synthesizer [Synthar] – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Laufey Jensdóttir, Sólveig Vaka EyþórsdóttirWritten-By – Georg Kári Hilmarsson
4:11
4 Öldurót
Cello – Steinunn Arnbjorg Stefansdottir, Ásdís ArnardóttirClarinet – Haukur Gröndal, Ármann HelgasonFeaturing, Conductor – Atli ÖrvarssonFeaturing, Orchestra – SinfoniaNordHorn – Ella Vala Ármannsdóttir, Helgi þorbjörn SvavarssonOboe – Matthías NordeauViola – Eydis Ulfarsdottir, Sigrun Mary McCormickViolin – Aldís Bergsveinsdóttir, Björk Óskarsdóttir, Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir, Olga Ólafsdóttir*, Sigrún Harðardóttir, Steinunn Atladóttir
4:27
5 Dalur
Featuring – Brasstríó MosfellsdalsHorn – Jósef Ognibene, Þorkell JóelssonPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsTrombone – Bergur Þórisson
3:59
6 Particles
Cello – Unnur JónsdóttirFeaturing, Vocals – Nanna Bryndís HilmarsdóttirPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Viktor Orri Árnason
3:55
7 Doria
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson, Unnur JónsdóttirPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Viktor Orri Árnason
3:19

Notes

"Island Songs - 7 weeks | 7 locations | 7 songs - A Living Musical Film Project

Welcome to Island Songs.
Over the next 7 weeks, I will be travelling to 7 different locations in Iceland - one per week - to record a series of new compositions.

In each location I will be collaborating with local artists to create and perform a new song and each week I will release the audio track and video performance, shot by director Baldvin Z. Each artist has their own unique story to tell and way of contributing, making this a diverse and evolving project.

Island Songs is a living musical film and therefore everything will be documented in real-time. You can join me by keeping an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (search for Kiasmosed), Instagram and islandsongs.is for regular media and commentary.

I'd love to get as much feedback as possible from people via social media as the project progresses, and really keep a conversation going. During Living Room Songs people sent me in artwork, song titles, suggestions... it was as if I were having a conversation as I was making the music."

(Note sent to the Ólafur Arnalds's newsletter subscribers on the 21st of June 2016)

Track 1 recorded on the 21st of June 2016 in Hvammstangi.
Track 2 recorded on the 28th of June 2016 in Önundarfjörður.
Track 3 recorded on the 5th of July 2016 in Selvogur.
Track 4 recorded on the 13th of July 2016 in Akureyri.
Track 5 recorded on the 19th of July 2016 in Mosfellsdalur.
Track 6 recorded on the 26th of July 2016 in Garður.
Track 7 recorded on the 31st of July 2016 in Reykjavik.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
481 2857 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Mercury KX 481 2857 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
(none) Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(LP, Ltd, Whi) Mercury Classics (none) Iceland 2016 Sell This Version
481 4551 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Mercury Classics 481 4551 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
481 2857 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Mercury KX 481 2857 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
481 2861, 00028948128617 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(LP, Album) Mercury KX, Mercury KX 481 2861, 00028948128617 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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