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Jóhann Jóhannsson

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Flight From The City
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Yuki Numata Resnick; Caleb Burhans; Ben Russell; Clarice Jensen
A Song For Europa
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
The Drowned World
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson
A Deal With Chaos
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Clarice Jensen
A Pile Of Dust
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
Fragment I
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson
By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
The Radiant City
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; The Dirac Quartet
Fragment II
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson
The Burning Mountain
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; The Dirac Quartet
De Luce Et Umbra
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; The Dirac Quartet
Good Morning, Midnight
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
Good Night, Day
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Hildur Guðnadóttir; Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
Orphic Hymn
Jóhann Jóhannsson; Theatre of Voices; Paul Hillier
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    46:30
"... his simple, haunting sketches of instrumental poetry use the familiar tale (of the the Orpheus myth) ... this is the score to a movie that only Jóhannsson knows, but you could imagine it. The work has cues for solo piano and mournful strings and, at the end, the resplendent vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices ... if you're into Philip Glass and Michael Nyman and Arvo Pärt and movie soundtracks in general, this could be for you. You'll probably hear this music on TV and out in the world. Maybe it'll decorate a rainy afternoon, give texture to your night or even remind you of your capacity to follow the promise of someone, a lover, even a fellow musician, to the future, to the past, to Heaven, to Hell."

Golden Globe winner and Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson releases his first solo album in six years and his debut for Deutsche Grammophon with Orphée, a meditation from darkness into light inspired by the various retellings of the ancient tale of the poet Orpheus, from Ovid to Jean Cocteau. The multilayered story about death, rebirth, change and the ephemeral nature of memory can also be read as a metaphor for artistic creation, dealing with the elusive nature of beauty and its relationship to the artist. Orphée’s sonic palette is varied, combining acoustic instruments both solo and in ensemble with electronics and the mesmeric sounds of shortwave radio “numbers stations.” It draws on many facets of Jóhannsson's previous albums, incorporating music for solo cello, organ, string quartet, string orchestra and unaccompanied voices.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Jóhann Jóhannsson Studio Masters

Track 7 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth
Tracks 4, 9 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm

Written and Produced by Jóhann Jóhannsson
String orchestra recorded at AIR Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London Pipe organ recorded at Sct. Lukas Kirke, Copenhagen
Choir recorded at Danmarks Radio, Copenhagen
String quartet, cello, organ and piano recorded in various studios in Copenhagen, Berlin and Reykjavík between 2009 and 2016
Recording Engineers: Geoff Foster, Preben Iwan, Ívar Ragnarsson, Mette Due, Francesco Donadello and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Mixed by Francesco Donadello at Vox-Ton Recording Studio, Berlin
Album mastered by Calyx Mastering, Berlin
Arrangements and orchestrations by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Additional orchestrations: Anthony Weeden, Owen Roberts
Publisher: Mute Song Limited (ASCAP)
Management: Tim Husom (Spectrevision)
For Deutsche Grammophon
Executive Producer: Christian Badzura
Project Managers: Leonie Petersen, Burkhard Bartsch

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