Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson (left) and his ACME Quartet perform live on KEXP in Seattle.
August 10, 2010 The Icelandic composer mixes orchestral and electronic sounds to make music that's as beautiful as his homeland. Listen to a live session from KEXP featuring New York's famed ACME Quartet.
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May 16, 2010 Host Guy Raz checks in with Jason Bentley, host of KCRW's influential music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. Bentley spun five cuts, including music from Jose James, Avi Buffalo, Johann Johannsson, Frazey Ford and Delta Spirit.
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February 11, 2009 By the time the song has begun to approach the seven-minute mark, Johannsson's "Melodia" has transformed itself into a wholly absorbing, head-clearing instrumental epic — the kind that induces trance-like bouts of concentration on long drives and in late-night stretches of near-catatonic relaxation.
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August 9, 2007 The Icelandic composer pits the string orchestra against the computer in an epic struggle of man vs. machine. "Part II - IBM 1403 Printer" sounds barren at first, propelled by the glacial sound of radio frequencies. Then, a string orchestra flourishes and builds to a wall of sound.
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