Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project
Always a keen experimenter and innovator, Arnalds has constantly pushed the boundaries of music. With The Chopin Project he not only reworks the beautiful melodies of Chopin but also reimagines the traditional recording style of classical piano music. Otts performances were recorded on a variety of pianos in different locations in Reykjavik, using vintage equipment to create a very close-up and intimate texture of sound. The project combines Chopin pieces in their original form with Olafurs own compositions based on his themes.