Gabríel Ólafs

Live Performances
In this session from KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, recorded at Kex Hostel, Gabríel Ólafs performs six songs and tells the audience about the unexpected inspiration for his music, experimenting with sound and more.
PHOTO BY Jim Bennett (view set)
written by Isabel Khalili

Icelandic composer Gabríel Ólafs is a classically trained pianist who began writing melodies of his own at a young age, often creating themes for imaginary characters. His melodic storytelling is often likened to film scores, bolstered by ambient strings and thoughtful openness. In this session from KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, recorded at Kex Hostel, Gabriel performs six songs and tells the audience about the unexpected inspiration for his music, experimenting with sound and more.

Recorded 11/07/2019

  1. Absent Minded
  2. Bára
  3. Cyclist Waltz
  4. Lóa (variation)
  5. Staircase Sonata
  6. Filma

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