Jóhann Jóhannsson ©Deutsche Grammophon

Jóhann Jóhannsson

collab. Red Bird Music, LA


The untimely death of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson in February 2018 left the world with the legacy of one of the most promising artists of our time, and a number of widely praised Hollywood successes.

Oscar-nominated Johannsson started his career as a multi-instrumentalist and built himself a reputation as a composer who wrote music for a wide array of media including theatre, dance, television and films. His work is stylised by its blending of traditional orchestration with contemporary electronic elements.

He found a congenial partner in the Canadian film director Denis Villeneuve, who commissioned Johannsson to write the music for movies such as „Prisoners“, „Sicario“ and „Arrival“. In these virtuosic scores the composer masterly mixes wondrous melodies with classical, electronic and avantgarde influences.

This film-/orchestra project developed by get!CREATIVE in collaboration with Red Bird Music wants to memorialize Jóhannsson‘s work as a composer and pay tribute to this extraordinary artist.