Ólafur Arnald’s ‘Living Room Songs’- Day 7 Finale.
October 9, 2011
All this Week we introduced you to Ólafur Arnald’s “Living Room Songs.” Ólafur Arnalds creates and releases a new song, one per day for one whole week. The songs will be recorded and filmed live in the living room of his Reykjavík apartment and released instantly for FREE as streamed videos and MP3 downloads.
Following in the spirit of Ólafur Arnalds’ critically acclaimed ‘Found Songs’ (2009) where he wrote, recorded and released a free song every day for a week – now comes ‘Living Room Songs’. This time Ólafur takes the idea further and invites the audience into the comfort of his living room, where the songs will be recorded live and the whole process filmed. The songs will instantly be released in form of free MP3 downloads and videos to stream – straight from Ólafur’s Reykjavík apartment. ‘Living Room Songs’ will also receive a physical release (CD/Vinyl/High Quality Digital Version as well as Special Edition CD & DVD) before the year is out.
This is the last installment of Ólafur Arnalds’ Living Room Songs series.
I decided to throw a little ‘wrap party’ to celebrate the end of the series and we shot this there. “This place is a shelter” refers to my home, to which i have invited you all with this series. I am away much of the time and what keeps me going is knowing that I’ll always have ‘home’ to come back to.
Violins: Margrét Soffía Einarsdóttir and Arndís Hulda Auðunsdóttir Cello: Unnur Jónsdóttir Piano, recording, mixing and mastering and written by: Ólafur Arnalds
Shot by Gunnar B Guðbjörnsson and Bowen Staines Edited by Bowen Staines