I am Ólafur Arnalds, Icelandic recording artist and film composer. Ask me anything!
[Responding to an AMA request here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/y2afl/%C3%B3lafur_arnalds_would_like_to_make_an_ama_show_him/]
I am recording artist and film composer Ólafur Arnalds. I am from Iceland. I used to play in hardcore/punk bands but now I mostly make sad piano music. I would really like to break down some of the barriers between music genres. I have released two of my albums for free via social networks and have used the internet to crowdsource artwork, music videos and more. I really believe in staying in direct, personal touch with my listeners, which is one of the reasons for why i'm doing this AMA.
My music can currently be heard in the popular English TV show Broadchurch but i have had music in many other films and trailers (Hunger Games, Looper…).
I have just released a new album called "For Now I am Winter" which you can get here .
I will start answering questions at 4pm EST. (for the confused Europeans that's 9pm UK, 10pm Germany)