Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies at age 48
Hailing from the land of Sigur Rós, Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson died on Feb 9, 2018 at the young age of 48. Jóhannsson a guitarist, pianist and all-round musician composed some achingly beautiful music that defied easy categorization, slipping between classical, ambient, minimalism, and electronica. Lately Jóhannsson cemented a fruitful relationship composing for Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, scoring his films Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival (and teasingly, an abandoned score for Blade Runner 2049). He also worked with found footage filmmaker Bill Morrison (Miners’ Hymns, 2011). What a sad loss for the world of music and film.