German composer and pianist Nils Frahm, on the same Erased Tapes label as Ólafur Arnalds, played with compatriot and cellist Anne Müller at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston last night, and I was invited to take photos by the promoter, Arctic Circle. Support was from talented multi-instrumentalist Directorsound.
The Icelandic composer and pianist Ólafur Arnalds played at the rather grand Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank on Tuesday, supported by the delightfully experimental Message to Bears. This was an extremely tricky gig to shoot, with the low light and noise levels combined with the poor view from my allocated seat, meaning I had to sneak around the auditorium being as inconspicuous as possible, with every click of the shutter sounding, to my self-conscious ears, like a party popper. However having the freedom to move around also meant I was able to experiment with varying vantage points.