Ólafur Arnalds delivers stunning new single ‘re:member’

Ólafur Arnalds delivers stunning new single ‘re:member’

ÓLAFUR ARNALDS SHARES STUNNING NEW TRACK

‘re:member’

+ ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL VIDEO & WORLD TOUR DATES +

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BAFTA winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds unveils his stunning new track ‘re:member’ featuring his ground-breaking new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument. Ólafur’s uplifting new music uses the Stratus Pianos as well as string quartet, synths, electronics and drums. It flows from beautiful piano chords through to shimmering string harmonies into a thrilling electronic finale. The beats were co-produced by Bngrboy, with the track being released alongside a brand new music video.
The music video, which was shot by Icelandic director Thora Hilmarsdottir, provides a new insight into the music. Of the video Ólafur says, “The video touches on elements of masculinity and how men communicate their feelings. But also the hope and joy we can find in each other when we manage to connect with each other or something that we share.”
WATCH ÓLAFUR ARNALDS’ NEW SINGLE ‘r:emember’

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 Ólafur will be performing The Stratus Pianos across the world later this year, including a sold-out date at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Stratus Pianos are two self-playing, semi-generative player pianos and the centrepiece of Ólafur’s new works. The custom-built software controlling the pianos is the result of two years of work by Ólafur and audio developer Halldór Eldjárn. The algorithms generated from Stratus also helped create the innovative artwork for ‘re:member’.

 

WATCH ÓLAFUR DESCRIBE THE PLAYER PIANOS – VIDEO PART 1 & PART 2

The Stratus Pianos are predominantly a compositional tool which act as a catalyst for creation and inspire a change in the artistic process. They give instant feedback that jolt the composer’s creative thinking and force him to make new, often surprising, creative choices. Playing the piano then becomes playing with the piano!

In a live setting the pianos are an integral part of the performance due to their generative nature – every time they are played has a different outcome, making every performance entirely unique.

Ólafur will be unveiling the Stratus Pianos later this year as part of a huge worldwide tour – performing over 40 shows, including London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 14th May. The show sold out within days, off the back of a single social post from Ólafur. His performances will bring together past, present and brand new material in a fresh light.

Ólafur says, “I’m very excited about going on tour again for the first time in three years. So far we have announced the European part of our tour this fall but more dates and countries to follow soon.”

2018 tour dates:
13th May Brussels, Bozar *sold out*
14th May London, Royal Albert Hall *sold out*
15th May Paris, Le Trianon *sold out’
17th May Berlin, Sendesaal *sold out*
19th May Utrecht, Tivoli *sold out*
14th June Barcelona, Sonar Festival
15th June Barcelona, Sonar Festival
16th June Barcelona, Sonar Festival
21st June San Francisco, Regency Ballroom *sold out*
22nd June Los Angeles, The Cathedral Sanctuary
23rd June Chicago, Thalia Hall *sold out*
24th June Toronto, Luminato Festival28th June Quebec, Palais Montcalm
29th June Montreal, Jazz Festival *sold out*
30th June New York, Le Poison Rouge *sold out*
1st July New York, Murmrr Theater
26th Sept Brighton, The Dome
27th Sept Bath, Forum
28th Sept Birmingham, Town Hall
29th Sept Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms
30th Sept Manchester, Albert Hall
1st Oct Dublin, National Concert Hall *sold out*
2nd Oct Cork, Opera House
5th Oct Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie *sold out*
7th Oct Kurhaus, Wiesbaden
8th Oct Ludwigsburg, Forum
9th Oct Wroclaw, Narodowe
10th Oct Leipzig, Gewandhaus
11th Oct Berlin, Tempodrom
12th Oct Prague, Lucerna
15th Oct Linz, Posthof
16th Oct Milan, Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
17th Oct Zurich, Volkshaus
21st Oct Lyon, Auditorium
22nd Oct Bordeaux, Theatre Femina
23rd Oct Toulouse, Halle aux Grains
24th Oct Paris, Salle Pleyel
25th Oct Antwerpen, Queen Elisabeth Hall
27th Oct Nijmegen, Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
28th Oct Groningen, Oosterpoort
29th Oct Rotterdam, Schouwburg
30th Oct London, Palladium
31st Oct London, Palladium
18th Dec Reykjavík, Harpa

 

ARNALDS SINGLE ‘r:emember’ OUT TODAY VIA MERCURY KX
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Praise for Ólafur Arnalds
‘If you crave morose, impressive beauty, it’s here’
– Pitchfork
‘A thoughtful and skilled composer who confidently shifts between acoustic and electronic worlds’
– Resident Advisor
‘Arnalds is an artist who can exert immense power with the lightest of touches’
– BBC
‘Breathtaking – for all the right reasons’
– Sydney Morning Herald

Ólafur Arnalds New Single ‘re:member’ Out Now

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