Listen to Daníel Bjarnason

When I was working for the American Youth Symphony, they commissioned a piece from an Icelandic composer named Daníel Bjarnason. I watched this video online of one of his pieces, and, to be honest, was pretty blown away.

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I picked up his CD, Processions, but never really gave it a good listen until last week. In short, holy hell. The title track piano concerto on it is addicting, and huge, and well, you should just listen to it. It’s streamable on bandcamp, at danielbjarnason.bandcamp.com/album/processions.

I think that’s all for today, just wanted to share my enthusiasm for this guy’s music.

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