Icelandic composer, musician, and producer Ólafur Arnalds transcends categorization. Fresh off his audio-visual project Island Songs, award-winning composition for the tv show Broadchurch, and a world tour with electronic outfit KIASMOS, Ólafur and his team are back in the lab working on a new live experience.
All Strings Attached is born out of our forgotten yet inherent interconnectedness. It's an invitation to commit – to oneself, to each other, and to the moment – and reject the Zeitgeist notion of “no strings attached.”
Featuring a uniquely wired ensemble of a string quartet, Manu Delago on percussion, and Ólafur’s playground of pianos and synthesizers, he'll stage past and present material in a new light. The centerpiece is a generative algorithm software that Ólafur designed to control two self-playing pianos acting as one.
From recordings on remote Icelandic shores to Hollywood scores, Ólafur's music is truly unclassifiable and completely magical. It’s been a decade since this frequent collaborator of Nils Frahm performed solo with his band in Toronto so, come fall in love, all strings attached.
If you enjoyed the music of Jean-Michel Blais and Cascades at the 2017 festival, this is another must-see show. It’s the perfect way to cap off your 2018 Luminato adventures.