Snorri Hallgrímsson
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Snorri Hallgrímsson

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | INDIE

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Classical Neoclassical


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Orbit is the debut album by Icelandic composer/producer Snorri Hallgrímsson. The songs explore the difficulties of living in and moving between vastly different places: from Mexico’s sunny days to Iceland’s long winter nights and their emotional toll. Orbit is also about people met along the way, of friends and family whose absence is bittersweet. The concept of ‘home’ is replaced by an ‘orbit’ the composer circles from place to place.

Recorded primarily at Ólafur Arnalds’s studio in Reykjavík, Orbit sees Hallgrímsson expanding his classical background with elements from electronica, choral traditions, and film music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and the composer’s own ethereal voice. The album features strings performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra and engineering/mixing by Addi 800 (Björk, Sigur Rós).

Though Orbit is a debut, Hallgrímsson’s musical language has been refined through several years of composing for the screen. He is a long-time collaborator of Ólafur Arnalds, with whom he has worked on The Chopin Project, Island Songs, Electric Dreams, and the BAFTA-award winning score for the hit UK TV-series Broadchurch. 

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