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Age: 30, born 3 November 1986

Country of origin: Iceland


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Greatest Icelandic Music Artists (15 items)
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Description: Fragile and emotional neu-classical music would maybe be the best term to describe Ólafur Arnalds’ music. Combining classical instrumentation with an ambient aesthetic there are obvious comparisons to fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós and composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, but Arnalds is sculpting his own epic, string-laden compositions. Only 21 years of age, Ólafur hails from the suburban town of Mosfellsbær, Iceland just a few kilometres outside Reykjavík. He has immersed himself completely in the world of delicate symphonic compositions in a near weightless orchestral undertaking. Mixing strings and piano with loops, ambian ... (more)
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