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Jóhann Jóhannsson: the late Icelandic composer who made loss sublime

Delivered... Joe Muggs | Scene | Sun 11 Feb 2018 2:37 pm

Best known for his film scores, Jóhannsson’s earlier electronic and classical work confronted existential horror

Despite its regular use during inspiring moments on nature documentaries, Jóhann Jóhannsson never made music that’s particularly easy listening on its own – and Lord, it’s tough listening to him now.

After hearing of his death, I found my notes from when I saw him at the Barbican in 2012: “He makes music for endings, shut-down mines, obsolete mainframe computers and failed utopias ... the notes fade away, the stories have already finished, everything ends.”

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