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Viktor Orri Árnason: Eilífur

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberPTC5186950
Release date2021-06-18

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Eilífur (Eternal) is Icelandic contemporary composer Viktor Orri Árnason’s solo debut and first PENTATONE album, on which the prospect of living forever is contemplated. Sparked by the realisation that medical advances will soon eradicate death by natural causes, Eilífur weaves together a lucid, near-future narrative via a combination of abstract Icelandic lyrics and adept musical storytelling. The scope and scale of Eilífur is reflected in the extremes of its sound, which moves seamlessly from intimate strings and sombre voices to grand orchestral gestures and vast drones. Eilífur explores what life will be like in the absence of death’s ticking clock. Staying clear of the morbidity that such themes may imply, Eilífur is above all a celebration of life as we know it, and an ode to the things that make it worth living.

Viktor composed, produced and mixed the album at his Berlin studio over the course of two years. The studio was a hub of experimentation with a community of outstanding award-winning composers and musicians, including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Dustin O'Halloran, Rutger Hoedemaekers, Gunnar Örn Tynes and Yair Elazar Glotman. Eilífur is a statement, a first glimpse of Viktor’s outstanding abilities as a composer, conductor, instrumentalist, producer and mixing engineer; an ambitious album which puts him in the spotlight after many years working behind the scenes.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Árnason, Viktor Orri
  Eilífur 43:34
01 Eilífur: I. Var 10:48 $ 1.94 USD
02 Eilífur: II. The Thread 04:22 $ 0.79 USD
03 Eilífur: III. Maiden 05:45 $ 1.04 USD
04 Eilífur: IV. Er 03:48 $ 0.68 USD
05 Eilífur: V. The Faultline 04:14 $ 0.76 USD
06 Eilífur: VI. The Vision 03:37 $ 0.65 USD
07 Eilífur: VII. Nectar 04:00 $ 0.72 USD
08 Eilífur: VIII. Anima Mundi 02:53 $ 0.52 USD
09 Eilífur: IX. Var—Er 04:07 $ 0.74 USD
  Album total 43:34
ComposerÁrnason, Viktor Orri
Baumann, Stefan
Árnason, Viktor Orri
OrchestraBudapest Art Orchestra
ChoirKarlakórinn Fóstbræður
ConductorHarðarson, Árni
Double bassGlotman, Yair Elazar

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