A brilliant new podcast traces the career of our friend and former 130701 artist, Jóhann Jóhannsson, who tragically passed away earlier this year. Ben Eshmade remembers Jóhann in a 2 part podcast for the Barbican Centre. Part 1 is out now and features an interview with our own Dave Howell alongside Kitchen Motors’ founder Kira Kira, former 4AD director Chris Sharp, Touch’s Jon Wozencroft and 12 Tónar’s Lárus Jóhannesson.
On 1 December, Jóhann was scheduled to return to the Barbican Centre to perform his multimedia work, ‘Last And First Men’ with the London Symphony Orchestra. After consultation with his estate, the decision was made to go ahead with the concert, in tribute to his life and work. The keyboard parts that Jóhann would have played live will be replaced by his own studio recordings.