Christian Henson takes a special trip to Iceland during the Black Weekend to interview Ólafur Arnalds.
Our special, unannounced guest session involved Christian and the team sneaking off in the early hours to meet Ólafur Arnalds in his studio in Reykjavik. The trip went as planned and, thankfully for us, things got nerdy. Their conversation stems from Ólafur’s early career, to sound creation, his vintage equipment and the practicalities of living in Iceland. They explore the art of balancing digital and analogue in the studio, and how these decisions influence music creation. Not only that, but Ólafur uncovers some secret tips for using his Composer Toolkit, talks soundtracks vs albums and answers questions from the community.
Watch the full live stream on Facebook here.
Take a look round Ólafur’s studio in his Creative Cribs.