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Icelandic Composer Ólafur Arnalds Announces 2018 Australian Tour

Written by Tom Williams on July 30, 2018

Post-classical Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds has announced his return to Australia for a run of headline shows in 2018.

Performing songs from his impressive back catalogue and upcoming album RE:MEMBER, Arnalds will be hitting up expansive theatres in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide between November and December.

RE:MEMBER — which is set for release on 24th August — sees Arnalds use custom-built Stratus software to control self-playing pianos and feed them a stream of generative music.

“The self-playing pianos are a jolt to the creative process that forces me to try new and often surprising things,” Arnalds says.

“In a live setting the pianos are an integral part of the performance due to their generative nature. Each time they are played is a little different, making every performance unique.”

Arnalds released his latest studio album For Now I Am Winter back in 2013. Since then, he’s released projects like 2016’s Trance Frendz (with Nils Frahm) and a soundtrack for the ITV series Broadchurch, which won a BAFTA for Best Original Music.

Catch all the tour dates and ticket details for Ólafur Arnalds’ 2018 Australian tour, below.

Ólafur Arnalds 2018 Australian Tour

Tickets on sale 9am AEST Friday, 3rd August

Tuesday, 27th November
QPAC, Brisbane
Tickets: QPAC

Wednesday, 28th November
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Thursday, 29th November
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
Tickets: Canberra Theatre Centre

Saturday, 1st December
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tickets: Melbourne Recital Centre

Monday, 3rd December
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tickets: Melbourne Recital Centre

Tuesday, 4th December
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets: Adelaide Festival Centre

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