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Age of Arnalds

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Born in 1987, Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds has embraced the twittering age wholeheartedly. He recently recorded seven songs in seven days (one song per day), and released this series titled Found Songs immediately to the public via Twitter in April. A believer in mixing the classical, contemporary and pop genres, Arnald’s mission is simply to bring his love of music to all walks of the musical world. With sold-out performances at London's noted Barbican Hall and invitations to tour with the progressive Icelandic band Sigur Ros, it seems like he's doing just that. Also tonight, music of Abbey Lincoln and Terry Riley.

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Comments [4]

Andrea from NYC

What was the Baden Powell piece you played early in the show on Friday night (September 4)? It was lovely--thanks.

Sep. 05 2009 11:47 AM
David Garland from the WNYC studio

Here's the website for "Found Songs":
http://foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/

Sep. 04 2009 09:24 PM
mike from edgewater, nj

thanks for introducing me to olafur arnalds' 'found songs'! there is always something special to be 'found' on evening music, always!

Sep. 04 2009 08:47 PM
Blanche Hampton from home

What is the website to download the Arnalds pieces?

Sep. 04 2009 08:46 PM

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