Jóhann Jóhannsson

Real Name:
Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson
Profile:
Icelandic composer and songwriter, producer and co-founder of Kitchen Motors.
Born 19 September 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Died 9 February 2018 In Berlin, Germany.

Worked with Marc Almond, Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic, Hafler Trio, Magga Stína and many others. He was well known for his music and soundtracks for the theatre, documentaries and feature films.
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Albums

none Jóhann Jóhannsson - Englabörn - Tónlistin Úr Leiksýningu Hafnarfjarðarleikhússins album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Englabörn - Tónlistin Úr Leiksýningu Hafnarfjarðarleikhússins(CDr, Album) Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið none Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
TO:52 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Englabörn album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Englabörn (Album) Touch TO:52 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TO:64 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virðulegu Forsetar album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Virðulegu Forsetar (Album) Touch TO:64 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12T004 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Dís album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Dís (Album) 12 Tónar 12T004 Iceland 2004 Sell This Version
CAD 2609 CD Jóhann Jóhannsson - IBM 1401, A User's Manual album art Jóhann Jóhannsson IBM 1401, A User's Manual (Album) 4AD CAD 2609 CD US 2006 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia (Album) 4AD none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees album art Jóhann Jóhannsson And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees (Album) NTOV none Iceland 2009 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - Live @ KEXP 5/13/2010 album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Live @ KEXP 5/13/2010 KEXP none US 2010
NTOV8CD Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Miners' Hymns album art Jóhann Jóhannsson The Miners' Hymns (Album) 130701 NTOV8CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
NTOV6CD Jóhann Jóhannsson - Free The Mind album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Free The Mind (Album) NTOV NTOV6CD Iceland 2012 Sell This Version
12T061 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Copenhagen Dreams album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Copenhagen Dreams (Album) NTOV 12T061 Iceland 2012 Sell This Version
NTOV9LP, CSDLP1179 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Prisoners (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Prisoners (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) WaterTower Music NTOV9LP, CSDLP1179 US 2013 Sell This Version
ASH111D Jóhann Jóhannsson - I Am Here album art Jóhann Jóhannsson & BJNilsen Jóhann Jóhannsson & BJNilsen - I Am Here (Album) Ash International ASH111D UK 2014 Sell This Version
M2-36669 Jóhann Jóhannsson - McCanick album art Jóhann Jóhannsson McCanick (Album) Milan M2-36669 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory Of Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson The Theory Of Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Back Lot Music none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - End Of Summer album art Jóhann Jóhannsson With Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe* Jóhann Jóhannsson With Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe* - End Of Summer (Album) Sonic Pieces none 2015 Sell This Version
302 067 369 8 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Sicario (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Sicario (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande, Cutting Edge Group 302 067 369 8 US 2015 Sell This Version
4796782 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 4796782 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Orphée (Album) Deutsche Grammophon none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Mercy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson The Mercy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Deutsche Grammophon none Germany 2018 Sell This Version
LSINV203CD Jóhann Jóhannsson - Mandy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson Mandy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Lakeshore Records, Invada LSINV203CD UK 2018 Sell This Version
398 011-2 Jóhann Jóhannsson - Mary Magdalene (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson - Mary Magdalene (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan 398 011-2 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
483 7224 Jóhann Jóhannsson - 12 Conversations With Thilo Heinzmann album art Jóhann Jóhannsson, Echo Collective Jóhann Jóhannsson, Echo Collective - 12 Conversations With Thilo Heinzmann (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 483 7224 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Jóhann Jóhannsson - White Black Boy (Original Soundtrack) album art Jóhann Jóhannsson White Black Boy (Original Soundtrack)(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Deutsche Grammophon none Europe 2019
9787798419481 Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Shadow Play Original Soundtrack 风中有朵雨做的云 album art Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jonas Colstrup Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jonas Colstrup - The Shadow Play Original Soundtrack 风中有朵雨做的云(LP) Benpao 9787798419481 China 2019 Sell This Version

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jamil.ahmad.3597

January 13, 2019
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"I’m not a classical composer. I’m not a neo-classical composer. I’m just a composer writing music. Sometimes I write music for films and sometimes I write music for my own projects and I try to keep that balance fairly even." Jóhann Jóhannsson (19 September 1969 - 09 February 2018) May The All-Compassionate rest his soul. Amin.

Jóhann Jóhannsson was a singular artist, a rarity who created a new kind of musical environment. His wide vision was beyond the barriers of a music genre and surpassed definition. His authentic work was sincere, fearless, dynamic and innovative. He had the ability to create unique pieces of work by using a palette of diverse musical fusions and in essence, by expressing his emotions and thoughts into beautiful atmospheric and spacious soundscapes. Jóhann Jóhannsson created something that is quite special … compositions from the realm of the undefinable. It is an impossible task to classify or categorize his music. And perhaps, one could simply say, I listen to "Jóhann Jóhannsson Music."

His compositions have the power to take the listener on an evocative, soul-stirring and introspective journey. Some of his compositions that deal with loss, failure and tragedy induce feelings of melancholy. These feelings could be described as sublime complex states that descend and ascend through sadness and poignancy, simultaneously achingly flowing through states of solace, interwoven with a great sense of ethereal beauty, bliss and peace too. One could liken his exceptional and distinctive arresting compositions, especially his solo works, to a sublime and beautiful interior voyage. In essence, his compositions are like an invitation to our own inner or spiritual worlds. I don't think anyone can deny the transcendental power of music. And of course Jóhann Jóhannsson's music is certainly not immune from this power. Above all, we can't really express it, we can only experience this beauty, this truth … this blessedness.

It is so sad that this singular artist, who composed such exceptional, distinctive and above all beautiful music left us … so soon. Naturally, there is a great sense of sadness … but there is also gratitude too. Gratitude that we can experience Jóhann Jóhannsson's musical environment with such profound emotion, respect and love.

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backdrifting

February 23, 2018
RIP to a G, for real. The guy was a brilliant composer.

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