Jóhann Jóhannsson

Born 19 September 1969.

Icelandic composer

Jóhann Jóhannsson


Jóhann Jóhannsson (born 19 September 1969) is an Icelandic composer and producer. The BBC has called him "an intrepid musical enigma" and his work has been called "elegant, haunting and melancholic". His music is frequently informed by minimalism, film music, baroque music and drone music and combines classical orchestration with electronic music. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Miners’ Hymns

    The Miners’ Hymns 2011

    Reviewed by Spencer Grady
    A gorgeous brass-based requiem for northeast England’s former mining community.
  2. Review of Fordlandia

    Fordlandia 2008

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    Supremely calming without being in any way bland.
  3. Review of Englaborn

    Englaborn 2007

    Reviewed by Tim Nelson
    Reissue of the year, without a doubt.
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