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GRAPHIC Festival Review: Ólafur Arnalds - Sydney Opera House (10.10.15)


Photo Credit: Prudence Upton

One of the most anticipated musical events at the Sydney Opera House this weekend arrived as part of the House's GRAPHIC Festival, featuring acclaimed Icelandic pianist Ólafur Arnalds, accompanied by a 15 piece Orchestra and special graphics commissioned specifically for the event, produced by Máni M. Sigfússon.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 9th - October 11th.

With the Graphic Festival bringing some brilliant artists and minds to the Sydney Opera House, all eyes are going to be on how some visual and musical partnerships go down with Harbour City crowds. Elsewhere down the coast, some exciting Aussie bands both emerging and established will be doing their thing this weekend - check out who we're going to be catching!

the AU interview: Ólafur Arnalds (Iceland)

Ahead of his show at the Perth Festival, we caught up with Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds to discuss his latest album, 2013's For Now I Am Winter and get a glimpse into his creative process.

Perth Festival Review: Ólafur Arnalds + Sophie Hutchings - Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth (20.02.14)

Thursday night saw Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds brave the warm Perth weather and make his Perth Festival debut at the festival gardens, treating the attentive and patient crowd to a selection of songs from his latest album For Now I Am Winter and more.

Artists announced as Chevron Festival Gardens seeks to be a month full of interesting concepts and new musical ideas!

The month long Chevron Festival Gardens will include stellar acts that will entice the senses for all people luckily enough to be in the vicinity. The February musical bonanza will host artists from around the country and around the world and act as a networking hub for Artists everywhere.

Live Review: Olafur Arnalds + Setec - The Basement (20.09.13)

Upon arriving at The Basement slightly after the early door time of 6:30pm, it was abundantly clear that Sydney was anxious to see Olafur Arnalds’ live debut. As diners clinked away at their meals at the front, swarms of punters packed into the standing sections to the rear. It was over an hour later that Setec took the stage.

Ólafur Arnalds announces debut Australian tour for 2013.

Ólafur Arnalds, Icelandic musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, has announced his first tour of Australia set for September. Having headlined the Sonar Festival in Reykjavik and firmly making an impression on global music media, the artist will be in Australia later in the year for three special shows.

Album Review: Ólafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter (2013 LP)

For Now I Am Winter

For Now I Am Winter is like a musical score without its accompanying film or piece of cold modernist art. For talented Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds, who has frequented as tour partner for Sigur Rós, this is both his album’s greatest asset and its central flaw. Winter is emotionally heavy - and powerfully so at times - yet can feel a little too thin and diaphanous as it reiterates the same cold, sombre tones.