The composer Johann Johannsson died at the age of 48. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Acclaimed composer known for his minimalistic and film-influenced music. His electronic and classical-fusion albums include IBM 1401, A User’s Manual (2006) and Fordlandia (2008).
He was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He later performed in London, Prague, Paris, and other major cities.
I think melancholy is kind of a misunderstood emotion. I don’t think it’s necessarily an unpleasant or bad emotion.
Give the composer time to experiment, time to try out ideas. Also, the time to fail. When the composer has very little time, the temptation is to reach for stock ideas – ideas they know will work and have worked in the past.
Silence can be very effective, and it gives the music space to breathe.
For me, ‘Blade Runner’ is one of the big influences in my life – I saw it when I was 13 or 14, when it first came out, and since, I’ve seen it many, many times.
I am a trombone player, and that was my first instrument.