SULLEN SOUNDS

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Jóhann Jóhanns­son

A close friend and as­so­ciate of A Winged Vic­tory for the Sullen, the Ice­landic com­poser wrote a huge body of work for dance, tele­vi­sion, theatre and film. He was twice nom­i­nated for an Os­car and won a Golden Globe for his score for The The­ory of Every­thing in 2014. Jóhanns­son died in 2018 from an ac­ci­den­tal drug over­dose com­bined with med­i­ca­tion.

Nils Frahm

The Ham­burg-born and Ber­lin-based mu­si­cian, com­poser and pro­ducer is one of the lead­ing lights of mod­ern music, pi­o­neer­ing a unique pi­ano tech­nique in­cor­po­rat­ing a grand and up­right pi­ano merged with synths, drum ma­chines and moogs.

Óla­fur Ar­nalds

Another Ice­landic lu­mi­nary, Ar­nalds has also dab­bled in heavy me­tal, techno, and hard­core. He fea­tured along­side Nils Frahm and A Winged Vic­tory for the Sullen in the Hack­ney Em­pire, where they all per­formed to­gether, and ap­peared in the Na­tional Con­cert Hall and at last year’s Al­to­gether Now.

Hil­dur Guð­nadót­tir

Guð­nadót­tir won a Grammy and an Os­car this award sea­son for her mes­meris­ing work on Joker. . She also scored Ch­er­nobyl, and sang on one of the best tracks of 2019, Be­tween Sleiph­nir’s Breaths, by the Seat­tle ex­per­i­men­tal band Sunn O))).

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