Jóhann Jóhannsson - Sundance nomination, Releases & Live dates
The last six months have been a busy time for Jóhann Jóhannsson preparing new projects for 2012.
Sundance Film Festival
Jóhann has written the original score for American filmmaker and Sundance winner So Yong Kim’s feature For Ellen. The film is in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Jóhann has created a remake of Philip Glass’ ‘Protest’ from the opera ‘Satyagraha’. The track, which features vocals by Hildur Guðnadóttir, is due out in June and released as part of the official tribute remix album to Glass in connection with his 75 year birthday.
Another film-related release is the combined DVD/CD release of ‘Copenhagen Dreams’ (Drømme i København, 2010). Danish filmmaker Max Kestner made his ambitious Copenhagen city symphony to an original score by Jóhann, which has been released in a limited edition - available in Jóhann’s new web store after February 1st.
Jóhann has three exciting and unique performances lined up in North America. The first stop is New York where Jóhann will perform the haunting soundtrack to Bill Morrison’s film ‘The Miners’ Hymns’ in its entirety. Next stop is Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Jóhann’s ‘A Prayer to the Dynamo’. Finally, Jóhann performs in Los Angeles where he’ll be joined by the Formalist Quartet.
In May Jóhann will tour Europe co-headlining with labelmates and fellow composers, American pianist Dustin O’Halloran and German prepared-piano maestro Hauschka. The Transcendentalists Tour will visit The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the UK (see below).
31 Jan - World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, New York, US - Free Admission
03 Feb - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA - BUY
08 Feb - Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, US - BUY
10 Mar - Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands (with Hildur Gudnadottir) - BUY
15 May - De Duif, Amsterdam, Netherlands - BUY
16 May - Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, Germany - BUY
17 May - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium - BUY
18 May - The Barbican Hall, London, UK - BUY
19 May - Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland - BUY
20 May - Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland - BUY
More dates to be announced soon.