Oscar-nominated composer and pianist Dustin O’Halloran’s DG debut album is set to be released internationally on CD, vinyl and digitally on 11 June 2021 and is available for pre-order now. The album Silfur explores the shifting perspective of music through time and place in new pieces and reimagined earlier works.
O’Halloran worked on this project during the lockdown in Iceland, where he ordinarily spends part of the year. Unable to return to his other home in Los Angeles, he drew inspiration from isolation and Iceland’s unique atmosphere, revisiting works from four solo albums and refining them through the prism of his Icelandic experience.
Echoes of everyone from J.S. Bach, Chopin and Debussy to Arvo Pärt and Erik Satie can be heard in O’Halloran’s keyboard compositions. His personal aesthetic, gentle and restrained, magnifies the subtle nuances of emotion with acute awareness. Listen to the first pre-release track Opus 18 now!