Over a period of four years, painter Thilo Heinzmann and the late, Golden Globe-winning composer Jóhann Jóhannsson engaged in a series of in-depth conversations about art, politics and their own lives. Working to, or rather with, a painting by Heinzmann, Jóhannsson composed a new work for string quartet, 12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann, which is released by Deutsche Grammophon on September 20, 2019 the day after what would have been Jóhannsson's 50th birthday.
Jóhannsson's sudden and untimely death in February 2018 put an end to his unique practice of bringing different art forms together. The Icelandic composer was known for his inventiveness in allowing music and literature, music and theatre, music and film to communicate with one another in his works, and for combining classical and electronic elements with original, profound and often melancholic results.
Commissioned by the Richard Thomas Foundation, 12 Conversations is both exceptional in and typical of the composer's output.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Gatefold jacket
- Includes a high quality art print of Thilo Heinzmann's cover painting "O.T."
- Made in Germany
Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)