Ólafur hosts new BBC Radio series

October 11, 2022

Escape with Icelandic composer and pianist Ólafur Arnalds for an hour-long sonic journey seeking that all-too elusive feeling of calm.

In this first episode, Ólafur shares some of his go-to calming pieces of music from the likes of Dustin O’Halloran, Mary Lattimore and Hania Rani, alongside personal reflections on his own relationship with calmness.

Every episode of Ultimate Calm features a special guest who will transport listeners to the place they feel most calm – their own personal safe haven. Throughout the series we will be taken to safe havens all around the world, from guests including Sigrid, Jon Hopkins and Isobel Waller-Bridge. For this very first episode, Ólafur himself takes us to his own safe haven in the foothills of Battukaru, a dormant volcano in Indonesia.

Listen via BBC Radio 3 or BBC Sounds

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