Olafur Arnalds

Living Room Songs

icelandic contemporary composer lafur arnalds created and released a new song, one per day for one for one whole week during the month of october 2011. the songs were recorded and filmed live in the living room of his reykjavik apartment and released instantly for free as streamed videos and mp3 downloads. following in the spirit of lafur 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 lafur takes the idea further and invites the audience into the comfort of his living room, where the songs were recorded live and the whole process filmed. the songs were instantly released in form of a free mp3 download and video stream- straight from lafur's reykjavik apartment. in his own words: 'one night i was just playing my piano here in this apartment and i was writing a new song and i didn't have my phone on me which i usually use to record ideas. so i actually took out my macbook and i didn't want to open like a proper recording program, so i just opened photo booth and recorded a video of myself playing the song so that i would remember the song. and i really liked the atmosphere of that video and that's when i thought i should do a series of songs in my living room...' - olafur arnalds

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