FatCat sign Jóhann Jóhannsson and Dustin O’Halloran / FatCat 130701 events in London 2011

We are thrilled to announce the new addition of two highly accomplished artists to FatCat’s 130701 roster.

Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Icelandic musician, composer, producer and an active member of the country's artistic community (as co-founder of the Kitchen Motors label / think tank / art collective, founder member of Apparat Organ Quartet and also as a serial collaborator). His lushly sophisticated and hauntingly melodic music has been quietly bewitching listeners for some time – with several full-lengths released on the reknowned Touch and 4AD labels, as well as numerous scores for for film and theatre. His debut for our 130701 imprint set to be released in May 2011.

Johann Johannsson will feature alongside FatCat staples Max Richter and Hauschka at the Barbican’s Steve Reich weekender in May 2011. Titled Reverberations, the weekend features four Reich premières and performances by some vital contemporary artists, including the Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, Clogs / Bryce Dessner and Tyondai Braxton. For more information and tickets, click here. Johann also plays (in collaboartion with cellist Hildur Gudnadottir) at FatCat’s ‘Open Circuit’ event at Kunstencentrum BELGIE in Hasselt, Belgium, on December 4th.

Acclaimed pianist Dustin O’Halloran has already ticked off some great career highs, including writing music for Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (2006) and William Olsen's An American Affair (2010) and of course his two Piano Solos albums released by Bella Union in 2004 and 2006 respectively. A self-taught pianist from the age of 7, O'Halloran's personal histories give us some clue to the thickly-woven tapestries of his music: he has lived in LA (where he studied art at Santa Monica College and formed the much-adored Devics with Sara Lov), Italy (in the depths of rural Emilia Romagna) and Berlin. Dustin’s new album is set to come out on 130701 in February 2011.

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