Icelandic composer-musician-sound artist Jóhann Jóhannsson proffers a stately brand of not-rock that merges electronics and symphonic orchestrations channeled through the last 50 years' history of minimalism and other new-music conceptions. He's made several recordings for the likes of the Touch, Mille Plateaux and Mego labels, and scored a number of films, the latest of which is his somber, spine-tingling, brass band/pipe organ/electronics score for experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison's The Miners' Hymns (available via the Fat Cat imprint). Tonight, Jóhannsson is joined by the Formalist Quartet for a retrospective of his varied works; he also performs The Miners' Hymns score live on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on Tues., Feb. 7, at 11:15 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 8, 9 p.m., 2012
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