Barely 100km south of the arctic circle, the city of Akureyri nestles into Eyjafjörður. Snow capped mountains shelter the city from the harsh winds, where forest and botanical gardens flourish. This is the place composer Atli returned to, after many years in Hollywood writing film scores.
What do you miss most about Iceland when living abroad?
It's that basic understanding you have with your own people, the little unspoken things which are so hard to define and quantify but constitute what we call a culture.
Synths: Ólafur Arnalds, Conductor: Atli Örvarsson, Orchestra: SinfoniaNord, Violin 1: Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir, Violin 1: Sigrún Harðardóttir, Violin 1: Olga Ólafsdóttir, Violin 2: Björk Óskarsdóttir, Violin 2: Aldís Bergsveinsdóttir, Violin 2: Steinunn Atladóttir, Viola: Eydis Ulfarsdottir, Viola: Sigrun Mary McCormick, Cello: Ásdís Arnardóttir, Cello: Steinunn Arnbjorg Stefansdottir, Oboe 1: Matthías Nordeau, Clarinett: Ármann Helgason, Clarinett: Haukur Gröndal, Horn 1: Ella Vala Ármannsdóttir, Horn 2: Helgi þorbjörn Svavarsson
Director: Baldvin Z, Director of photography: Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson, AC Focuspuller: Snorri Fairweather, Director's Assistant: Vigfús Þormar Gunnarsson, Sound recorder: Benedikt Árnason, Lighting: Viktor Davíð Jóhannsson, Sound engeineer: Arnþór Örlygsson, Recording Assistant: Þórarinn Guðnason, Production Coordinator: Sólveig Ásta Sigurðardóttir, Transcriber: Snorri Hallgrímsson
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