UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds "Island Songs"

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 26th June 2017 Blessed to be at the UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds beautiful film "Island Songs" this evening. In the summer of 2016, Ólafur spent seven weeks travelling across Iceland, his homeland. Each week he collaborated with a local artist/musician to create, perform, and record a new composition. Releasing each track as it was made, one each week, there was a certain magic in the wait, the pace of it, and anticipation of what would come next. Of how the journey unfolded. Especially in a world where so much is instantly available. I loved this. The film adds another dimension to what was already a very special experience. Seeing it this evening for the second time, having been so privileged to see it first at the launch of the album at Rough Trade East, it had the same powerful impact. Beautiful, poignant, humbling, sincere, honest. A window into something very special. I left feeling such gratitude for the timely reminder of so many things that are important to me, indeed integral to my wellbeing AND ability to create, but that easily become drowned out by the weight of "stuff" that is far from positive and which becomes such a damaging noise/interference. Thank you Ólafur, on many levels, for all you share. #olafurarnalds #islandsongs

Island Songs, Ólafur Arnalds
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