Gabríel Ólafs is a Icelandic pianist and composer. At just 19, the composer and pianist wowed viewers and a live audience on Icelandic TV during his first ever live performance, where he was discovered by Björk’s manager Derek Birkett. Back in 2019, he released the first full-length Absent Minded.
He returns with his stripped-back yet beautifully intricate Piano Works, a collection of reimagined arrangements released as part of an ambitious deconstructive series by One Little Indian Records. It will be out on June 26th. “Birta” is the first excerpt. He explains: