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Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Icelandic composer who currently resides in Berlin. Jóhann´s background is in Iceland’s vibrant alternative music scene, but his best known work combines classical orchestration with electronic music. He created a unique blend of chamber music and electronics on the album “Englabörn” in 2002 and has since released 5 solo albums on the labels Touch and 4AD. Jóhann has written scores for many international feature films, and has won numerous awards for his film music. Jóhann has also composed for theatre and contemporary dance and his collaborations with the internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Erna Omarsdottir, have been performed widely across Europe. Jóhann is a founder of the Reykjavik Kitchen Motors label / think tank / art collective and of the group Apparat Organ Quartet. He has performed in venues all over the world with his ensemble.