The Chopin Project - Selections performed on altered & imperfect instruments with creative recording techniques and ambient sounds / Alice Sara Ott, piano; Ólafur Arnalds
1 CD / Mercury / 2015-03-17Works: Olafur Arnalds: Verses, for piano, string quintet & synthesizer (after Chopin); Reminiscence, for piano, string quintet & synthesizer (after Chopin); Eyes Shut, nocturne for piano, string quintet & s...
Performers: Arnalds, Olafur; Arnason, Victor Orri; Baldursson, Porarinn Mar; Jensson, Hallgrímur Jónas [Cello]; Jonsdottir, Unnur; Oskarsdottir, Bjork; Ott, Alice Sara; Samuelsen, Mari [Violin]
Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often...continue...
Recording information: E7 Studios; Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland.
This week's entry in the very-much-like-nothing-you've-ever-heard-before sweepstakes comes from Icelandic electronic musician and...continue...
1 CD / Erased Tapes / 2012-03-27Works: Olafur Arnalds: Another Happy Day, film score
Performers: Arnalds, Olafur; Hartwell, Roland; Jensson, Hallgrimur Jonas [Cello]; Mariella, Kristin; Palomares, Joaquin
Recording information: Studio Hljódriti, Iceland.
Mojo (Publisher) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] low-key mist of strings, piano, percussion and electronics that brings ...continue...