Ã?lafur Arnalds Plans His Return

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Published December 22, 2010

PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA ROZE

Bewitching Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds had, by all accounts, a pretty good year. He’s only 23, but has already put out two albums; his sophomore effort, …and they have escaped the weight of darkness, was roundly praised this spring, and he spent much of the year on an extensive international tour—and found time to work on the soundtracks for two films, to boot. We’re glad to hear today, then, that Arnalds will spend the first few months of 2011 back in North America on tour [dates below]. Though his music is often understated, the shows promise to be surprisingly dynamic: a live string quartet, a light show, and projected visuals all figure in. You can get a feel for the scale of the production with Arnalds’ tour video [below]—and if you’re into it, “share” a show via his website in order to enter to win tickets to that show.



ARNALDS’ TOUR DIARY

OLAFUR ARNALDS 2011 TOUR DATES

Jan 24 – The Modern Theater at Suffolk University  – Boston, MA 
Jan 25 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan 26 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Jan 27 – Southgate House Ballroom – Newport, KY (Cincinnati)
Jan 28 – Midtown Scholar Bookstore – Harrisburg, PA
Jan 29 – TBA – Indianapolis, IN
Jan 30 – Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center – Chicago, IL (3pm)
Jan 30 – Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago, IL (8:30pm)
Jan 31 – Covenant Fine Arts Center, Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 1 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 3 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Feb 4 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA


“ÞU ERT SOLIN” (“YOU ARE THE SUN”)


“TUNGLIð” (“MOON”)