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Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s foremost musicians and composers. His work, both as a recording artist and film composer, have been met with high critical acclaim worldwide and earned him a BAFTA award win for Best Original Music and nominations for both Grammy and Emmy Awards.
Over the course of his career as a recording artist he has released five full length albums along with dozens of EPs, collaborations and various projects — including two films, Island Songs (2017) and When We Are Born (2021). As a neo-classical composer his often unorthodox live shows have sold out many of the most prestigious live venues in the world, including The Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera Hall, Elbphilharmonie, and The Warfield. His latest album, some kind of peace (2020), earned him two Grammy nominations, charted in the UK’s Top 40 and was named album of the year by NPR’s Bob Boilen.
BAFTA awards (2014), Best Original Music, for Broadchurch
Television Bulldog Awards (2014), Best Music, for Broadchurch
The Edda Icelandic Film Awards (2015), Best music, for Vonarstræti
Icelandic Music Award (2021), Best Film and TV Score, for Defending Jacob
Emmy Awards (2020), Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, for Defending Jacob
Grammy Awards (2022), Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for The Bottom Line
Grammy Awards (2022), Best Dance/Electronic Recording, for Loom (feat. Bonobo)