Taken from Ólafur Arnalds' revived and reissued 'Eulogy For Evolution 2017' album edition.
Words from the video director Eilifur Örn: "We travel through the circle of life from a family’s perspective by watching them at the dinner table over decades. The idea came instantly after I heard the song. I met with Òli and pitched him the idea. He told me that more or less I had just described the concept of the album, so we went ahead and started planning. In the end we ended up shooting the video in Òli´s childhood home where he wrote the very same song."
Broadchurch returns to screen with its third and final series, featuring original music by Ólafur Arnalds. ’The Final Chapter’ video features exclusive scenes that were not included in the original television broadcast.
Music video featuring Ólafur Arnalds performing The Final Chapter. (C) 2017 Kudos, Under exclusive licence to Mercury KX, a Division of Decca Music Group Ltd
On the 28th of July 2015 Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm met up at Nils's Durton Studio in Berlin, and invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. But instead of ending the session after the first take we continued to improvise throughout the night, ending up with several new pieces written and recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs and no edits.
“When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought "This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!". Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from - both personally and musically.” - Ólafur Arnalds, March 2016
How can music be happy and sad at the same time? Listen to Olafur Arnalds and you'll hear it. Depending on your mood, the tone changes, and a song that may have been uplifting one day sounds like an elegy the next. It's spacious, undeniably beautiful work. Much of the music performed in this concert, recorded on April 18 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, is drawn from the Icelandic musician's recent album For Now I Am Winter.
I was knocked out by a trio performance of Arnald's music at SXSW, but this show re-imagined his magnificent work with a small orchestra: 28 musicians known as Ensemble LPR, along with guest singer Arnor Dan. Arnalds challenged the group in unusual ways, sometimes asking its members to play from memory and emotion rather than looking at their scores. The result is a night of thrilling, unforgettable music. -- BOB BOILEN
Featuring: Ólafur Arnalds, grand piano, laptop Ensemble LPR Viktor Orri Árnason, conductor Arnór Dan, vocalist Rubin Kodheli, cellist
SET LIST "Sudden Throw" "Brim" "Brotsjór" "For Now I Am Winter" "A Stutter" "Tomorrow's Song" "Reclaim" "Hands Be Still" "Only The Winds" "Gleypa Okkur" "Old Skin" "We (Too) Shall Rest" "This Place Was A Shelter" "Carry Me Anew" "Near Light" "Lag Fyrir Ömmu" (encore)
Credits Producers: Denise DeBelius, Bob Boilen, Amy Schriefer; Director: Christopher Farber, Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Alex di Suvero, A.J. Wilhelm; Special Thanks to: (le) Poisson Rouge; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins