The Chopin Project
November 3, 2015 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Musician and composer Ólafur Arnalds (previously) and classical pianist Alice Sara Ott collaborated together on an album of original compositions inspired by the works of Frederic Chopin, recompositions, and renditions of Chopin's sonatas called The Chopin Project, to truly beautiful effect.

Arnalds used old or altered pianos and vintage recording equipment to introduce a new texture to Chopin's sonatas, sometimes adding ambient noise like rainfall or the sound of soft conversation.

More from The Chopin Project, from a live performance at Yellow Lounge Berlin:

Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C Minor
Nocturne in G Minor
posted by yasaman (5 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
Ohhhhh this is a brilliant album and I wish I'd had a chance to see the live show, which I didn't even know about. Thank you for posting the videos.
posted by immlass at 6:27 PM on November 3, 2015

I'm so in love with this man's work, but had not heard about the project. Happy listening ahead for me! Thanks for posting!
posted by Dorinda at 9:04 PM on November 3, 2015

This is amazing. Thank you for posting this.
posted by vernondalhart at 12:45 AM on November 4, 2015

I thought this was going to be The Chopin Project I knew about. You can't have enough Chopin.
posted by lagomorphius at 4:28 AM on November 4, 2015

Thanks, yasaman, for allowing me to make the connection from this to Arnalds' score to tv's Broadchurch. Great post, by the way.
posted by On the Corner at 12:28 AM on November 5, 2015

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