Ólafur Arnalds Confirms New Re-Work Project

“The heart of a song lives in the performer...”

Ólafur Arnalds has laid out plans for a new re-work project based on his 2020 album ‘some kind of peace’.

Very much a breakthrough moment for the composer, ‘some kind of peace’ has become his calling card, and the material will be opened out to guest voices on this new project.

Out on October 28th via Mercury KX, the project will include interpretations from London jazz-leaning auteur Alfa Mist, Yiruma, Dustin O’Halloran, and tstewart (Machinedrum’s alias for his ambient, left-field work).

Discussing the project Ólafur Arnalds notes: “The heart of a song lives in the performer”. 

The project launches with a delicate re-interpretation of ‘Woven Song’ by Hanja Rani, the lauded Polish pianist and composer. Online now, the piece is accompanied by a beautiful video, shot on 16mm film at her Warsaw apartment.

Hania says: “I think you need to decide what it is you want to bring, what kind of feeling, what kind of atmosphere and what kind of state you want to leave the listener in. I simply just hummed the melody, as I would do when I am alone. Somehow, this is both soothing and fragile.”

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