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Rig tour: Ólafur Arnalds’ live setup and the tech behind the Stratus Pianos

Ólafur Arnalds has been refining the Stratus Pianos for his latest album re:member and we managed to hook with him, on stage, to find out more about the tech behind the live setup.

We find out how it all works, the constant tuning schedule required when touring with three acoustic pianos and how much fun it really is to play generative pianos with their very own synced-up light show.

The UK-part of the tour, which has consisted of eight dates, starting out with a sold-out Albert Hall show, has been a roaring success. And it doesn’t stop there, with Arnalds and his five accompanying musicians taking on a relentless schedule of worldwide tour dates that stretch far into 2019.

The latest album, re:member is out now and available on the Ólafur Arnalds website.

Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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