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Ólafur Arnalds - Live at Sydney Opera House | Digital Season

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  • In this specially-commissioned performance for Sydney Opera House's 2015 GRAPHIC, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds leads the Sydney Chamber Orchestra on an exclusive journey through his back catalogue, with visuals by Máni M. Sigfússon.
    WARNING: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
    Set list:
    0:00 - Verses
    9:24 - Þú ert jörðin
    14:27 - Only The Winds
    19:50 - Fyrsta
    26:19 - Poland
    30:10 - Hands, Be Still
    33:54 - Reminiscence
    39:10 - We (Too) Shall Rest
    41:12 - Undan Hulu
    46:35 - Allt Varð Hljótt
    49:50 - Beth's Theme
    56:18 - Near Light
    1:06:04 - Ljósið
    1:12:09 - Lag Fyrir Ömmu
    Ólafur Arnalds: Piano and all compositions
    Viktor Orri Árnason: conductor and arranger
    Máni M. Sigfússon: Visuals
    Sydney Chamber Orchestra:
    Cello: Guy Curd
    Cello: Heather Lindsay
    Clarinet: Cameron Burgess:
    Clarinet: Paul Cutlan
    Clarinet: Phillippa Murphy-Haste
    Flute: Melissa Coleman
    French Horn: Michael Dixon
    Trombone: Matt Harrison
    Viola: Ella Brinch
    Viola: Vera Marcu
    Violin: Hayley Bullock
    Violin: Natalya Bing
    Violin: Sophie Longmuir
    Violin: Vanessa Tammetta
    Producer: Jordan Verzar
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  • @SydneyOperaHouse
    @SydneyOperaHouse  4 ปีที่แล้ว +776

    Thanks for watching, hope you enjoyed the extraordinary music (and the jokes). Please subscribe to our channel for more soh.online/Subscribe

    • @alessandracostantini6874
      @alessandracostantini6874 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Thanks for the opportunity given to us. Meraviglioso

    • @therealpepeu
      @therealpepeu 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Will I be able to fall asleep to this or will youtube ruin it with a loud advert in the end? Well, here’s hoping! Wish me luck!

    • @marekszczakowski1884
      @marekszczakowski1884 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Thanks amazing

    • @therealpepeu
      @therealpepeu 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I did! Several nights too! If I see those pesky yellow advert signs along the timeline, I pick something else.

    • @alessandracostantini6874
      @alessandracostantini6874 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Thanks ... It was extraordinary

  • @LewisJohnsonIII
    @LewisJohnsonIII 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1677

    As a middle class hard working person. I usually never have extra time or $$ to go to shows like this. So putting up a production this good and free for people like me to see really means a lot. Love you guys and thanks for this awesome video / production / music. God bless you all this holiday season. May 2022 bring us all together, and may we heal this world.

    • @llifeform
      @llifeform 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Better TIMES are now coming.... With regards to Covid-19, its important to also real socialize with healthy people, then also the HERD immunity will start to work. It doesnt work if we sit apart.... our computers, iPhones ++
      WILL be better times now

    • @paixducoeur
      @paixducoeur 2 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      Some comments like yours are just awesome with such greatness: thanks!

    • @FM-yk1yr
      @FM-yk1yr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @ConsciousGrowing
      @ConsciousGrowing 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      I feel a open heart and a soul of gratitude. Thank you... Greetings from Berlin in Germany

    • @user-ps4dq2ky6z
      @user-ps4dq2ky6z 2 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      I'm from Ukraine, and I'm absolutely happy with this concert, and the fact, that such institutions broadcast this. Adore.

  • @redguitar69
    @redguitar69 3 ปีที่แล้ว +828

    There are certain words to describe the emotions I've felt while listening to Olafur, a calm, a peace, a sadness, a stillness, a sorrow, a poem, a love letter, a lost love, lost hope, finding peace, knowing God, understanding, reconciliation to the world! I felt it all I've felt it all! I feel it all!

    • @matttttt63
      @matttttt63 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      That's a lot of words for something that can't be described in words. ;) But I feel ya! Gorgeous and emotional music.

    • @redguitar69
      @redguitar69 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@matttttt63 hey! I stand corrected, there are certain words! Lol

    • @hnttakata713
      @hnttakata713 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Beautifully expressed. Absolutely touched my heart, deeply. Soulful. Uplifting, yet at times so moving us, to tears. Incredible, yes.

    • @ninalehrm
      @ninalehrm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @lunagoodhart5489
      @lunagoodhart5489 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      This is amazing.
      I highly recommend discovering Ludovico Einaudi if you haven't already.

  • @Leesome
    @Leesome 4 ปีที่แล้ว +729

    The first time I saw Olafur live was the day my Nanna passed away. I was in Germany, she was in Australia. Of course, he had to finish the set with "Song for Grandma", didn't he? I bawled my way out of the theatre.

    • @stuartbarclay129
      @stuartbarclay129 4 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      I was fortunate to watch olafurs show at the royal albert hall a couple of years ago to launch Re:member - he had family and friends and record company filling the Audience. When he played that song as an encore im pretty sure both Oli and the whole crowd were all in tears. It's one of the most beautiful moments I've ever been a part off.

    • @kayelle8005
      @kayelle8005 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      stuart barclay same thing for me. The most beautiful and heartbreaking moment I’ve ever experienced at a concert. Just a stunning conclusion to a wonderful evening. Left me speechless and devastated in the best way.

    • @caroldepaula8635
      @caroldepaula8635 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Sorry for your loss! A hug from Brazil!

    • @tarekmansur
      @tarekmansur 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    • @ilcaffe121
      @ilcaffe121 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4


  • @mannysikario
    @mannysikario 3 ปีที่แล้ว +185

    Olafur Arnalds is probably one of the main reasons why I've matured as a person. His music helped go through difficult moments and by the emotions he conveyed throughout his compositions, he helped me realize that sadness and loneliness are not the only emotions, but parts that should leave a significant mark in on your life the same way happiness and joy leave a mark.
    Thanks for all the help.

    • @Andrew-Johnson
      @Andrew-Johnson ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Jesus loves you, and is here for you. “Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” Joel 2:12

    • @lailalivsdatter6660
      @lailalivsdatter6660 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    • @rogercabre
      @rogercabre ปีที่แล้ว +1

      beautiful words Manny

    • @Andrew-Johnson
      @Andrew-Johnson ปีที่แล้ว

      Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. (Psalm 119:41)

    • @Olafur_official
      @Olafur_official 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @dlm8570
    @dlm8570 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    2.4 million views and I'm convinced 2 million are mine, Thank you Olafur, I didn't realise I needed your music so much until I heard it.

  • @Masha273
    @Masha273 3 ปีที่แล้ว +64

    I danced my way closer to my cat, pet her and gave her a kiss and she didn't bite me. This music is magic.

    • @Aristotelistageira
      @Aristotelistageira 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @RockmannMusic
      @RockmannMusic 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      When the staff got a permission, nice haha

  • @mihaibalais8864
    @mihaibalais8864 4 ปีที่แล้ว +168

    the purity of his love for humanity is heartbreaking

    • @philippa5004
      @philippa5004 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @lailalivsdatter6660
      @lailalivsdatter6660 ปีที่แล้ว

    • @mz687
      @mz687 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      yes it is amazing , we need more people like him ! greetings from Poland :) Wadowice :)

    • @Joshkroehn
      @Joshkroehn 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

      This is the most accurate representation of Ólafur and other minimalist composers who are of the same ilk

  • @tatianavinograd7591
    @tatianavinograd7591 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I am listening to this music
    with my eyes closed...
    The world is expanding,
    and my soul is growing...

  • @Confileus
    @Confileus 4 ปีที่แล้ว +371

    0:20 - Verses
    9:24 - Þú ert jörðin
    14:27 - Only The Winds
    19:50 - Fyrsta
    26:19 - Poland
    30:10 - Hands, Be Still
    33:54 - Reminiscence
    39:10 - We (Too) Shall Rest
    41:12 - Undan Hulu
    46:35 - Allt Varð Hljótt
    49:50 - Beth's Theme
    56:18 - Near Light
    1:06:04 - Ljósið
    1:12:09 - Lag Fyrir Ömmu

    • @fender2301
      @fender2301 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      confileus Thank you!

    • @crystal0913
      @crystal0913 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      You're a star!

    • @MultifunktionsRaik
      @MultifunktionsRaik 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @jonsi59
      @jonsi59 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Vielen Dank für Deine Liste

    • @danieburger5290
      @danieburger5290 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Heartfelt appreciation. I can never understand why people upload concerts/compilations et al without listing the titles of the various items.

  • @Findido34
    @Findido34 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Beth's theme is one of most beautiful works of art ever made.

  • @ernad222
    @ernad222 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    What an amazing musician, he is truly the Chopin/Bach/Mozart of our time…

  • @howtoappearincompletely9739
    @howtoappearincompletely9739 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Ólafur writes such beautiful music and he seems like such a lovely guy. Thanks to him and to the uploaders.

  • @ainesoleil
    @ainesoleil 2 ปีที่แล้ว +72

    I am so pleased that I saw this beautiful man and listened to his mesmerizing music at a small club in Moscow back in 2012.
    We were all sitting on the grass floor, it was so silent during his performances until he starts a small talk in between, and every time he speaks you feel like he's touching your soul pure and gently just like his music. I've had a great and fun time. I asked him if we can hug each other and he did, and I keep this moment deeply in my heart to this day.

    • @Frogs84
      @Frogs84 ปีที่แล้ว

      That sounds amazing

    • @andreavanda5402
      @andreavanda5402 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Beautiful experience! There's nothing quite like music to move one's soul. ❤️

  • @basetsanatsuwane1543
    @basetsanatsuwane1543 3 ปีที่แล้ว +105

    He reminds us that we are not alone in this sadness, madness, and utter happiness! The world feels weird, but he has helped me to retreat!!

  • @spaghettimeatballswow
    @spaghettimeatballswow 4 ปีที่แล้ว +176

    Ólafur Arnalds is one of the most important musicians alive today. There's no doubt in my mind he'll be remembered with the greats.

    • @MoPoppins
      @MoPoppins 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Absolutely! He's a spectacular musician, and also has the most adorable & engaging personality, so charisma + talent combined, he'll definitely remain in people's minds & hearts.

    • @Aristotelistageira
      @Aristotelistageira 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @wurstfinger3289
      @wurstfinger3289 ปีที่แล้ว

      "Ólafur Arnalds is one of the most important musicians alive today." no.
      "There's no doubt in my mind he'll be remembered with the greats." check your mind. learn something about music or just dont judge it that way^^

    • @tlanthony82
      @tlanthony82 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@wurstfinger3289 Seems like your opinion clashed with their opinion. You do not have to be rude about it. You CHOSE to be snarky and comment in a bad way. Don't choose that again.

    • @wurstfinger3289
      @wurstfinger3289 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@tlanthony82 its not a question about opinion, its about facts. and olafur arnalds is not important for the developement of music at all. that is a fact.
      if i chose snarky, i chose snarky puppy - because of its importance for musical developement, but more because of its class.

  • @nataniabartlett1424
    @nataniabartlett1424 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    I put on this concert for the first time, thinking i would listen to it while doing things around the house. I sat in my chair spellbound. As the first piano notes were played over the audience’s voices tears rolled down my cheeks (not of sadness or heart break or even joy, just for beauty, and that he enabled everyone there to be part of creating it). What a powerful effect this music has, and what a gift artists such as Olafur give, who choose to direct their talents to such lofti purposes. I hope he enjoyed some well deserved rest after this.

  • @Sunny25611
    @Sunny25611 4 ปีที่แล้ว +339

    We lost our beautiful neighbor to covid yesterday evening. This brilliant concert is helping to bring me out of tearless, paralyzing shock and for the first time away from the overwhelming darkness that has shaken my soul . . I am grateful. 🌏🌘🕊

    • @MatthewKiff
      @MatthewKiff 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Stay strong

    • @belfomusica
      @belfomusica 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Hei. Keep staying strong. Someone has to. And if not you, who? A massive hug from a stranger.

    • @simonratcliffe2765
      @simonratcliffe2765 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Strong or broken, stay human.

    • @DrMusicStarr
      @DrMusicStarr 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Love is holding you, as your love for friend is grieving

    • @nicksmith6943
      @nicksmith6943 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      This must be an incredibly difficult time and I cannot imagine what you are going through. There is a website that gives some guidance on how to deal with grief. But, grief is the most painful of all emotions. Whatever method you choose, I hope you are able to find comfort and peace. www.psychology.org.au/for-members/publications/inpsych/2011/dec/The-psychology-of-grief---applying-cognitive-and-b

  • @norweskidlapolakow8025
    @norweskidlapolakow8025 4 ปีที่แล้ว +323

    He is absolutely magical! During his gig in Oslo I felt like I was basically doing a 2 hour long transcendental meditation.

    • @pliedtka
      @pliedtka 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Ciekawie opisal Poland. Podoba mi sie jego szczerosc i pochucie chumoru. Po calym dniu, taka muzyka bardzo uspokaja to fakt.

    • @JNieckarz
      @JNieckarz 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      His music is how a great painting sounds. This is how color sounds to me.

    • @stambomuc
      @stambomuc 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      He and Nils Frahm! My Anker the Last; I think More then 10 years❤️❤️❤️

    • @sylwiamatlak7393
      @sylwiamatlak7393 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @wurstfinger3289
      @wurstfinger3289 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      who are you talking about? one of the background-strings?

  • @serenitum-channel
    @serenitum-channel 3 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    I just cant focus on with this guy's song while studying . I just start to question my life

    • @Thekidwithair01
      @Thekidwithair01 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Tell me about it. I’m trying to work!! I hate that I love it.

    • @serpentines6356
      @serpentines6356 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Oh, find everything you possibly can to love, and like in this world, and share it...Spread the love, spread the liking...
      Even when you feel miserable think of something you like, and show your smile to a stranger.

    • @XSemperIdem5
      @XSemperIdem5 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      His music commands your full attention and immersion. It's an emotional ride. He has created such beauty.

  • @kingoshka9375
    @kingoshka9375 4 ปีที่แล้ว +183

    As a Polish i enjoyed a story about Poland, happy to hear that our roads helped make such a track! magical

    • @sim85oo
      @sim85oo 4 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      It looks like he tells that story every time, I heard it on a concert in Katowice last year ;)

    • @bogdanmirzakabilov
      @bogdanmirzakabilov 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @budi22
      @budi22 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@sim85oo yeah, he does that. nothings wrong about it though. :)

    • @karaq9
      @karaq9 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes, as a Polish I liked it too. But it was also kind of 'HEYY! TOUCHÉ!' ;)

    • @spiritofmirrors
      @spiritofmirrors 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      yeah, but it's not true at this moment, is it?

  • @namratamujumdar4293
    @namratamujumdar4293 3 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    Ólafur seems like such a down to earth person, and he's funny as well. Loved his jokes lol. Listening to this performance was such a beautiful experience. I wish I'd be able to see him live someday. I will always be grateful to my friend who introduced me to his music.

  • @trishthompson1533
    @trishthompson1533 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Every note is like a kiss. ❤

  • @sonjamichels1522
    @sonjamichels1522 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Beautiful concert! Thanks a lot for sharing, Sydney Opera House and thank you so much for sharing your music with us, Olafur. You are amazing!!!

  • @DeepMindMeditation
    @DeepMindMeditation 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thank you for sharing this concert here. Ólafur Arnalds' is so inspiring.

  • @limfa999
    @limfa999 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Watching people on the audience with closed eyes. Epic, magic, poetic :)

  • @btlckr
    @btlckr 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    He is truly emotional, creative and beautiful. I've been to his concert in 2019 in Istanbul. I remember the jokes about Turkish bath and his heart filled with love when he was playing Lag Fyrir Ömmu. It's just impossible not to fall in love with him.

  • @Mariposa77755
    @Mariposa77755 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    "There are many kinds of sadness." Wow, that makes so much sense to me. I wish there were words to name these different types beyond, grief, depression, etc. We need more subtilities....

  • @AB.926
    @AB.926 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    He helped me get in touch with what I was actually feeling, doesn’t come easy for someone who has numbed their feelings all their life. Thank you @Olafur if it wasn’t for music don’t know where I would be

  • @isaacislaughter
    @isaacislaughter 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Genius is in the space between the notes.

  • @michelerutigliano2895
    @michelerutigliano2895 4 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    In contrast to so much suffering and ego there is Olafur Arnalds. Thank you! This is also why life is beautiful.

  • @Frogs84
    @Frogs84 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    I can’t believe I saw this, after all these years of crying to his music my heart was beating out of my chest. He plays so effortlessly and is so humble. Seeing this all live played on instruments I don’t know it just makes it so much more special and maybe touch less heartbreaking.

  • @jonathanellis8921
    @jonathanellis8921 3 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    I have restored the original front door to my 1871 farmhouse listing to Ólafur Arnalds. I find his carefree yet intentional songs inspirational to the progress of my otherwise quiet craft. I hope you may all be inspired to create something in this world of ours. Safe travels

    • @Steve-pi1eg
      @Steve-pi1eg 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Is your farm house in NC by chance ?

    • @jonathanellis8921
      @jonathanellis8921 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Steve-pi1eg No it's in Pennsylvania.

  • @gwynnielsen5081
    @gwynnielsen5081 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This is so ethereal. I just discovered Olafur's music. It is perfect as a soundtrack for meditation.

    @NANATYMAATKARE 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    I hope to have one day the chance to see Olafur Arnalds in France....His music is so magical, impregnated of his country, like a dream in black and white...the first day of the world where the nature wake up

  • @markwarnes2077
    @markwarnes2077 3 ปีที่แล้ว +44

    Shamelessly weeping for my lost daughter... so utterly touching.

    • @dearbhailconnon8987
      @dearbhailconnon8987 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you great love. 🙏💕

    • @markwarnes2077
      @markwarnes2077 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@dearbhailconnon8987 Bless you... thank you xx

    • @Johnwickslife
      @Johnwickslife 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I’m sorry for your loss.🙏🏻😔

    • @ivanaostertag1985
      @ivanaostertag1985 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      amor y paz

    • @maria-irinageorgescu8772
      @maria-irinageorgescu8772 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs from me, from Romania. I lost my father to Covid in January.. I am so sorry for your loss

  • @elpapu2410
    @elpapu2410 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Love the fact he interacted with the audience so well, it felt like he was talking to a friend.
    Amazing performance!!! Every video I see of Ólafur makes me enjoy his music even more

  • @alessandracostantini6874
    @alessandracostantini6874 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    He gives my soul a voice ...no words just feeling

  • @danchik4097
    @danchik4097 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Arnold's accent's adorable :3 His way of communication with the audience is the cutest one i've ever seen :)

  • @KatySkrabakAbsolutDuck
    @KatySkrabakAbsolutDuck 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Like when rain drips on the roof of a house, silence flows through the windows, like tears on my face, music that washes away sorrow washes the soul, so tender, thank you

  • @isabelleconegero
    @isabelleconegero 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    J’adore,avec de l’humour de plus, musique superbe, apaisante et belle, C’ est vraiment magnifique. Un moment sublime et magique. Merci. On en redemande. 😊😊😊😊.

  • @christophealessi6262
    @christophealessi6262 4 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    This is crazy how baths and sinks can be inspiring

  • @now_im_here3698
    @now_im_here3698 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    I just saw him on Monday (June 6ths 2022) . And literally cried. And meditated for easily half the show.
    Been listening to him for a lil over 10 years... Own all his VSTs he did with Spitfire Audio... And yaaaa he's just a master performer. Definitely go see him if you have a chance!!
    Even the lights were on point.

    • @hnrvltn
      @hnrvltn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      going to see him on 26th June, so excited!

    • @now_im_here3698
      @now_im_here3698 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@hnrvltn you are in for a real treat!

    • @mattdiyei
      @mattdiyei ปีที่แล้ว

      I cannot wait to 12/12/2022 !!

  • @Naturellee
    @Naturellee 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Only with the winds takes you places you'll never enter otherwise, every single time.

  • @kristianbarta
    @kristianbarta 4 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    I was at his concert in Belgrade last November, that was something magical...unbelievable, it's like he is not from this planet. You can feel the truth and honesty in every single note he/they play. I left my heart in that concert hall.

    • @johnschwartz1739
      @johnschwartz1739 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Is his pronouns are he/they?

    • @Clonetmnf
      @Clonetmnf ปีที่แล้ว

      @@johnschwartz1739 hopefully this is a joke hahaha

  • @teresaaguiar6224
    @teresaaguiar6224 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    What a wonderful (sound) journey! Thanks Ólafur & alltheTeam!…..

  • @svaanschannel7098
    @svaanschannel7098 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    visit iceland once in your lifetime and you will understand, where this musical beauty is coming from....

  • @heymul25
    @heymul25 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This made the great "Broadchurch" even greater. Exquisite Northern melancholy and fatalism.

  • @donnady1
    @donnady1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    You are extraordinary, I will never forget the beautiful concert you gave at the Milan Conservatory ..... one of the most beautiful of my life!

  • @ozmaorigrl
    @ozmaorigrl 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This is in my playlist… I love it sooooo much. I live in the Pilbara in Western Australia and I live to listen to this as I water my garden and look out to the bush .. thank you for your sweet beautiful music. I’m glad you’re Grandmother started you on music x

    • @mumofbrunodog
      @mumofbrunodog ปีที่แล้ว

      Sounds a simply lovely thing to do.

  • @XSemperIdem5
    @XSemperIdem5 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I was going to make a comment about how emotionally immersive and beautiful his music is. And absolutely, some songs can brings me to tears and it's incredibly difficult to put into words why but it's definitely not sadness.
    But then Ólafur went and told the bathtub story and now all I want to do is find that TH-cam video and add a comment about a bathtub 😅
    I always enjoy when he tells random stories. He's so funny. You can go from laughing at his jokes to on the verge of tears from the beauty of his music in just seconds.

  • @helloholahi
    @helloholahi 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    ahhhhh but... but... can i hug the man??? his music is soooo beautiful, so subtle, ahhhh!!! 😍

  • @julianneryan1570
    @julianneryan1570 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    When I listen to this music, my soul feels like it’s being held. ❤️

  • @namelesslight3303
    @namelesslight3303 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    He must have had a heavenly moment on stage, listening to the orchestra play his music so flawlessly. Bravo Olafur & Orchestra!!!

  • @Ilgenuit
    @Ilgenuit 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    If only I knew someone who feels this as much as I do.

    • @Fmakegeo6
      @Fmakegeo6 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @hannahmeloh260
      @hannahmeloh260 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @218Base
      @218Base 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      You are not alone

    • @anelohawa9977
      @anelohawa9977 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      This IS galactic music - stretching beyond the milky way and beyond into the universe

  • @birgitthiemann5621
    @birgitthiemann5621 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    There is so much softness combined with soul depth in this music...

  • @moretromain
    @moretromain 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    This interaction with the audience is just amazing....he just asks for a simple C, making everyone comfortable, building what he needs for what's next, and then, the contrast with how they go into the next tune is just staggering. Everything is under control, there has been so many things that went into consideration to that tune yet that it's just rolling, and you go through a fun audience experiment to a fully mastered musical piece...he's tired and want to go home, but we still enjoy what he has to offer sooo much! Thanks for your work Olafur!

  • @clairebrown6406
    @clairebrown6406 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    'Only the Winds', probably the most beautiful piece of music ever.

    • @joaco3392
      @joaco3392 ปีที่แล้ว

      oh man, tears won't stop falling

  • @imogenthornfield
    @imogenthornfield 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    only the winds and verses will forever be 2 of my favourites

  • @alexfredericks
    @alexfredericks 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Nothing connects us like the harmonic resonance of music. It is the Universe in language as much as math is. This is a wonderful performance. Thank you. We are all still here and together regardless of what they say.

    • @Kobe29261
      @Kobe29261 ปีที่แล้ว

      Music and Math - strong contenders for my growing suspision its* none of it by accident!

  • @ginahanley5548
    @ginahanley5548 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    I stumbled across this concert on TH-cam. Just beautiful, magical!

  • @jessicanunes6227
    @jessicanunes6227 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Omg What?! This is magical. I can't get over the orchestration and the use of electronica. Mind blown.

  • @mykola5127
    @mykola5127 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Magical music by Olafur Arnalds. I was at Kiasmos concert in Kyiv - the atmosphere was incredible, like a synergy, you unite with music. My next dream is to visit Olafur solo concert. Thank you Sidney Opera House for this video. I enjoyed it. Love!

  • @patgeh794
    @patgeh794 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Absolutely dreamy. It's the sound of a wistful smile and a happy sigh and the knowledge that life is short and sometimes beautiful.

  • @oliviermasson
    @oliviermasson 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    This was definitely missing from our lives... Don’t know how to thank you @olafurarnalds

  • @pianolover5417
    @pianolover5417 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    His touch on the piano is the best ever!

  • @brunolheritier8829
    @brunolheritier8829 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    We are so fortunate to live on the same planet and the same period of time as this amazing artist and musician.
    Thank you so much for sharing this pure gem.

  • @shardulk6921
    @shardulk6921 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Love his music, his gentleness and his humbleness!! Just incredible performance!!
    Did anyone notice in the song, Þú ert jörðin addition of flute, piccolo and oboe just brought so much depth! I don’t know when I listen to original version and not the live version, I can’t seem to find that depth! Last 3 days, I am just putting this live version, specially this song as well as reminiscence, only the winds on repeat!
    One day I wish to watch him live!!
    Much love from Canada🇨🇦

  • @ethan.d.graham
    @ethan.d.graham 3 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    Only the Winds has always been a really impactful piece for me ever since I first heard it on Pandora while on a walk in the woods at sunset (not gonna lie, I broke down crying right there), and there's something about the live version here - and watching the living, breathing orchestra perform it, and Olafur's expressive rapture - that's just breathtaking.

    • @uhhaher
      @uhhaher 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      That sounds like a beautiful experience. I know a lot of musicians would feel their music, but their are few musicians i've seen where their emotions come through as strongly as Olafur, especially during Only the Winds.

    • @pablobaesler3447
      @pablobaesler3447 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @sharonlee3061
    @sharonlee3061 4 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    I love his music... ALL of it. It is something so incredibly magical that when you close your eyes, you feel like it's another dimension.

    • @tatianavinograd7591
      @tatianavinograd7591 ปีที่แล้ว

      I do listen to it with my eyes closed too... I feel like the world is expending...

  • @scoroop
    @scoroop 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I was supposed to work... I like doing it with Olafur's music in the background, but this time I am just freaking sitting with shivers going down my spine. this is Art with capital A...

  • @gadda33
    @gadda33 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Every time I listen to Ólafur's music, I close my eyes.
    And only then do I move to another world.
    A world of peace, a world without aggression and enslavement.
    Into a better world !!

    • @Kobe29261
      @Kobe29261 ปีที่แล้ว

      There's a lady in one of the shots who also has her eyes closed. Vision is very noisy - its why we've used sensory deprivation to attain altered states of consciousness for millenia!

  • @anastasiaf2410
    @anastasiaf2410 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Cela traverse le corps comme un courant chaud, ça émeut et ça réveille. Doux, touchant, précis.

  • @maxinespirit6215
    @maxinespirit6215 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I LOOOVE his natural humor at the beginning oh my god.

  • @snowzardmusic
    @snowzardmusic 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    As an artist,i wish i was born in a place where music appreciated so my human spirit blume fully and live a full fulfilled life

  • @catfili3118
    @catfili3118 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Cet homme est un génie, sa musique est unique tout comme les émotions qu elle suscite... c est grâce à RY X que je connais Olafur et ils ont élargi mon univers musical . C est un bonheur de les écouter... dans ce monde si difficile qu est le notre. 🙏

  • @pranavgautam96
    @pranavgautam96 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    I love this man. Sweet, gentle, down to earth and funny as well.

  • @marcohabicht9280
    @marcohabicht9280 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Saw him 2018 live in Ludwigsburg. The best concert I've ever seen in my life!

  • @qualityposts2011
    @qualityposts2011 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Loved it; at 11:16 the violinist was treading so carefully "as to not break the eggs" - wonderful performance. Her facial expressions said it all.

  • @dakotapelinpat
    @dakotapelinpat 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I don't know how many times I listened to this magnificent concert when I sat at the table and started working. It makes me happy and makes my job better.
    Thank you so much Ólafur Arnalds, Sydney Opera House, and the fascinating orchestra. 👏🏼👍🏼🤩

  • @paulam1558
    @paulam1558 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    For someone whose music makes me cry every time without fail, he’s quite funny! I’ve been a fan for years but I think this is the first time I’ve heard him speak.

  • @ozmaorigrl
    @ozmaorigrl 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Oh My gosh! I've just found this artist, so glad I did..

  • @yanapiano
    @yanapiano 4 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    Thank you dear Ólafur & orchestra! You're incredible, as always!

  • @inesvillasenor5563
    @inesvillasenor5563 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Olafur is one of the greatest musicians of this time !!!!

  • @oliviatobin9793
    @oliviatobin9793 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Brilliant #OlafurArnalds
    9:45 makes me having goosebumps and my eyes are teary. Thank God for wonderful you OlafurArnalds

  • @yenic5
    @yenic5 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I hope you are at home tucked away comfortably and making more magic to share with us.

  • @earthicsmacrame9051
    @earthicsmacrame9051 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    beyond talented, beyond humble and beyond funny .... Just love this beautiful soul and his music

  • @susanaprados3281
    @susanaprados3281 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    The magic of being alive evokes in realizing dreams in reality. Wonderful sounds that make one touch the infinite universe from earth. Thank you!

  • @jacktimerrr
    @jacktimerrr 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    It's absolutely fantastic.. Wow... What a great performance... I love the contrast between Ólafur Arnalds's emotional music and his jokes/ stories that he share so authentically with the audience. Thank you Sydney Opera House for sharing this with us

  • @samarindo
    @samarindo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    And suddenly I find myself with tears in my face and I dont know why...

  • @st0maklija
    @st0maklija 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Song for grandma... I've heard it first time live in Belgrade last year. What a way to end up outstanding performance! And story about his grandma was so emotional tho.
    Ólafur, simply best of a kind.

  • @135doMINIka
    @135doMINIka 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I saw this concert like thousand times but I can't get enough. Such a sweet, calm, modest, funny and absolutely brilliant person Olafur is!

  • @brigittabrundlmayer9747
    @brigittabrundlmayer9747 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I love your humble and humerous way to take away the drama of your music yet you are one of my favorites when it comes to modern classical music! I love your music. Very exciting! Thank you Olafur for your amazing performance!🥰💯

    • @brigittabrundlmayer9747
      @brigittabrundlmayer9747 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      And thank you Australia operahouse for your sharing this amazing artist!

  • @brianrichmond23
    @brianrichmond23 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Was trying to describe Arnalds to someone and wasn’t doing very well. I finally said that I just feel connected and “I want this guy to write the soundtrack of my life”. That’s it right there!

  • @pepeu4257
    @pepeu4257 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    menschen können unglaubliches erschaffen und dafür bin ich dankbar - mein herz ist berührt, voller glück und zufriedenheit, ganz wunderbar... lieben dank!!!

  • @gailparker8532
    @gailparker8532 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7


  • @achimaart1136
    @achimaart1136 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    i'm from morocco , i don't know if someday i will see like this live , it make me feell like i have wings to fly away . music is such the wordless description to our feelings . i hope someday i can assist to this music .

    • @deepulse9752
      @deepulse9752 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      cheers moroccan fella :D walou, we can keep dreaming someone will be bold enough to schedule such talented musician as Olafur or Nils Frahm. Tired of philarmonic classical concertos. This is beyond beautiful

  • @MrHobbit60
    @MrHobbit60 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Wow. I just discovered this. This young man has a very old soul. Indescribably beautiful.

  • @racl1954
    @racl1954 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    The first time I have ever heard the music of Ólafur Arnalds............Awesome. Ólafur Arnalds, Viktor Orri Árnasonand and the Sydney Chamber Orchestra deliver beauty, emotion and perfection.

  • @Confileus
    @Confileus 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Near Light with all those additional instruments is quite different, love that!