Icelandic neo-classical electronic composer Ólafur Arnalds is set to play a one-off show at Manchester Bridgewater Hall with Johnny Greenwood. This event on the 1st July promoted by Eat Your Own Ears will mark the world premiere of Ólafur’s new album '...and they have escaped the weight of darkness'. Ólafur Arnalds will perform the album in full with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder, who has previously worked with Nico Muhly and Damon Albarn. Jonny Greenwood will perform his ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’ alongside a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’. '...and they have escaped the weight of darkness' was released to much critical applause through up and coming London-based label Erased Tapes last month

Ólafur Arnalds – Hægt, kemur ljósið (Official Music Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

This is their second collaboration after last year’s great success of the video for ‘Ljósið’, which received over half a million views online within only a month. For more information visit