Viktor Orri Árnason & Yair Elazar Glotman
Viktor Orri Árnason is an Icelandic composer and conductor. His particular focus on colliding the worlds of classical composition and studio artistry has – along with his unique approach to the viola and violin – made him a sought after collaborator for established musicians of many genres.
Viktor is a member of the award-winning band Hjaltalín, and has played the strings and created arrangements for Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Hauschka, Dustin O'Halloran, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Of Monsters and Men, Agent Fresco, Bang Gang, President Bongo, Árstíðir, Sandra Kolstad, and East Of My Youth, among many others. His contributions can be heard in the soundtracks of countless movies and TV series, like the BAFTA award–winning Broadchurch and Asia Pacific Screen Awards winner Mary Magdalene.
Yair Elazar Glotman is a composer, musician and sound artist based in Berlin.
Glotman trained in both classical music as an orchestral contrabass player and in electroacoustic composition. His current practice is informed by both of these traditions and employs a range of improvisation, extended contrabass techniques, and a special interest in textural and spatial compositions and combining analog and digital processing.
In recent years, Glotman’s focus has been in composition for film and media, alongside regularly releasing and performing his own music. His work for film included working closely with the influential, late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, most notably writing additional music for “Mandy” (2018) and co-composing “Last and First Men” (2019). In addition, he has worked with composers Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ben Frost, Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, Dustin O'halloran and Hauschka, and others. In addition to film and TV, he has composed for dance performances and Opera, most notably designing the Soundtrack for the Royal Opera House in London’s production “Mamzer” (2018).
Glotman has released music under his own name as well as under other projects such as “KETEV” and collaborations with composer Mats Erlandsson and Viktor Orri Árnason. He has played at various music and arts venues around the world, including MaerzMusik, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbuehne, CTM festival, Steirischer Herbst and Atonal festival.