The Drowned World
A Deal with Chaos
By Jóhann Jóhannsson Hildur Guðnadóttir
By Jóhann Jóhannsson Theatre of Voices
Editors’ Notes The dynamic, award-winning composer Jóhann Jóhansson takes up the tragic Greek tale of Orpheus in his first album for Deutsche Grammophon. Orphée features a kaleidoscopic array of instrumentations, from string quartet to electronics and choir, drawing from the Icelandic composer’s minimal, serene style to produce a focused, postmodern foray into atmosphere and myth.