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Nov 11, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week we have dreamscape maker, Ólafur Arnalds. More

Nov 23, 2013

Later this week, Under the Radar will head over to the Netherlands to check out Le Guess Who? Festival. In honor of our trek, we asked a few of our favorite musicians performing at the festival to introduce us to a few of their favorite musicians. Ólafur Arnalds responded with a tribute to late nights featuring Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, and more. More

Jun 22, 2012

In honor of avant-classical label Erased Tapes’ fifth birthday, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, and A Winged Victory For The Sullen are hitting the road for a brief European tour More

Mar 28, 2011

Neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds is heading to Los Angeles for a brief April residency at the Bootleg Theater. We have the dates. More

Ólafur Arnalds Heads to North America

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Dec 22, 2010

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds is bringing his Chopin-by-way-of-Sigur-Rós sounds to the U.S. beginning January. We have the details. More


Nov 13, 2020

Like many festivals who canceled live shows name of not killing people with a deadly virus, Iceland Airwaves went digital this year for a special two-night event, featuring sets from Reykjavík artists, including Vök, Mammút, and Hatari. On Friday night, Ólafur Arnalds delivered a haunting thirty-minute set, once again proving why he’s one of the most exciting modern composers. More

Feb 08, 2011

“Never start a band with a computer,” moaned Ólafur Arnalds at the start of a set plagued with technical difficulties. Having successfully made his way across country, DJ, and string quartet in tow, the last date of his tour was momentarily stopped in its tracks by a geriatric Mac Book. “The sound guy is on Facebook and isn’t listening to me!” he joked, before his pleas for help were finally answered. More