Jóhann is currently rehearsing for a string of dates across the U.S. and U.K., wherein he will be performing with various brass ensembles to create live orchestral scores for screenings of Bill Morrison's film, The Miners' Hymns. See below for the initial tour schedule, and check back on the Tour page of his new website in the coming weeks as more shows across the U.K. are confirmed.
02/08/14 - Blackburg, VA, USA @ Virginia Tech Center for the Arts
w/Virginia Tech Brass Ensemble and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble
02/11/14 - Denver, CO, USA @ Gates Concert Hall
w/The Denver Brass and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble
02/14/14 - Los Angeles, CA, USA @ Royce Hall
w/The UCLA Brass Ensemble and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble
02/21/14 - Amsterdam, Holland, NL @ Muziekgebouw aan't IJ
w/The Belgian Brass
03/09/14 - London, England, UK @ Barbican Hall
"As eloquent a working-class portrait as any Ken Loach film... With Jóhannsson's gorgeous score providing mournful counterpoint to the visual world Morrison has both revived and created anew, The Miners' Hymns leaves the audience with the ineffable sense of being between times, landscapes and emotions. True to the sacramental suggestion of the film's title, the feeling is a lot like prayer." — Washington Post
In anticipation of Jóhann's upcoming The Miners' Hymns tour dates, we thought you would enjoy this rehearsal session with Jóhannsson and the Belgium Brass. In it, you will get a beautiful glimpse into how music is created around visual-based art, like film and television, and how composers take elemental pieces of music and turn them into completed works. Click here, or on the image above, to watch the video.