News Jan 26, 2011

Olafur Arnalds US Tour is Here

Olafur Arnalds to play 10 US shows - Including San Fransisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles

January 26th 2011 – Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit
January 27th, 2011 – The Southgate House Ballroom, Newport, Cincinatti
January 28th, 2011 – Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg
January 29th, 2011 – Tobias Theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
January 30th, 2011 – Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago
January 31st, 2011 – Covenant Fine Arts Center, Calvin College, Grand Rapids
February 1st, 2011 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
February 3rd, 2011 – Great American Music Hall, San Fransisco
February 4th, 2011 – Echoplex, Los Angeles

Born in 1986, Ólafur Arnalds hails from the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík. He has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics. His motivations are clear: ‘The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven’t been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don’t usually listen to this kind of music…open people’s minds.’

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