Sunday Evening

Jóhann Jóhannsson, 48, performs “The Drowned World” with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in this clip.  He was born and raised in Reykjavík, where he later went on to study languages and literature at university. He started his musical career as a guitarist playing in indie rock bands. In 1999 Jóhann co-founded “Kitchen Motors”; a think tank, art organisation and music label that encouraged interdisciplinary collaborations between artists from punk, jazz, classical, metal and electronic music. His own sound arose out of these musical experimentations.

Note: Find entire music video here. (I’ve clipped the back half above). Find Jóhannsson’s web site here.


  1. Cued it back to the beginning and listened all the way through. Soothing and disruptive all at the same time.

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  2. interesting slow build

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  3. My husband and I love his music. Do you like Richter? His recomposition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is really quite brilliant.


    • Hi. I’m a big (BIG) fan of Richter. And his Four Seasons recomposition. Thanks for the reminder. I went back and listened to the entire video (and have shared one below)


      • Hello. I haven’t had a chance to watch this, but I appreciate your sharing. Coincidentally, we were watching an episode of “The Crown” on Netflix recently, when a snippet of Richter’s Vivaldi was used. My husband and I both looked at each other and said, “That’s the Richter!”. Such a brilliant artist; we look forward to more from him and others like him.
        Are you familiar with Nick Cage’s score for “The Assassination of Jesse James”? It is quite brilliant and an insidious ear-worm (at least for me).

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        • Richter is brilliant. I’m not familiar with the Nick Cage score that your reference but I’m off to check it out. Thank you for sharing.

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          • Oh, I think you’ll like it! I keep meaning to actually watch the film. My husband saw it and thinks I will enjoy it. (We even have it on dvd.)
            I don’t know if you’re a television person, but the Nick Cage reminds me of a great Australian series with Guy Pearce, entitled “Jack Irish”. The Cage music is used for the series. Well worth a look if you like gritty, witty crime drama.
            P.S. (I’m in Ontario.)

            I would be most honoured if you’d swing by my blog where I dabble in haiku and other catharses. Have a great day!

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          • Sorry, I missed the question earlier. Yes, I believe it is. I’m having a hard time hearing it because I’m playing the sdtk from “Wolf Hall”. I’m kind if obsessed with it to be honest. We just watched the series and it was captivating. Debbie Wiseman’s music is none the less so.
            I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve sent you a Facebook request. I’m there quite often, I noticed afterwards, however, that you aren’t. Oh well.

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          • Thank you Skat! I haven’t listened to Wolf Hall but I’m off to check it out. I’ve accepted your Facebook request (and yes, I’m not there often, sorry!)


  4. I’m also a Canadian. 🙂

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  5. n.b. For some reason, my iPad keyboard always chooses to replace my “O”s with “I”s.

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