Photo by Anna Maggý
Bold melodic colors, sophisticated harmony and a healthy disregard for genre conventions.
"Live session no. 1 // Tónhylur, Reykjavík, Iceland" video directed by Erlendur Sveinsson
Growing up in the tight-knit musical community of Reykjavík was a godsend for Magnús Jóhann’s voracious creative appetite. Since his teens, he has been an artist in high demand and the confounding variety of projects he’s worked on has seen him grow in many directions simultaneously. When one finds the world so rich with meaning, nothing is simple or single-sided. The same holds true for Magnús Jóhann’s music: it is never merely serious or silly, loud or quiet, plain or complex… it is neither this nor that, but always many things at once. more
"There is no doubt that this Icelandic composer is an example of great talent."
- Stacja Islandia
"Limitless, effortless, genreless. Magnús Jóhann refuses to be defined."
- Reykjavík Grapevine
"Thought provoking and enjoyable."
- Columbia College
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