Magnús Jóhann er hljómborðsleikari, þekktur fyrir áhuga sinn á gömlum hljóðfærum, sem oft eru til vandræða. Hann nálgast tónlist á ólíka vegu og leitar fanga víða.
Hann hefur unnið með ýmsum listamönnum sem pródúser eða sessionspilari; meðal annarra Auður og Floni.
Magnús er útskrifaður úr jasspíanóleik og tónsmíðum úr FÍH þar sem hann var undir handleiðslu Skúla Sverrissonar.
Fyrsta plata hans Pronto kom út árið 2016 og nú vinnur hann að væntanlegri plötu sinni sem unnin er út frá ljósmynd eftir bróður hans, Ingvar Högna Ragnarsson.
Magnús kemur fram í Mengi, fimmtudaginn 26. september kl. 21.
Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 | Miðaverð er 2.000 kr.
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Magnús Jóhann is an Icelandic composer, record producer and keyboard player who has a delight for vintage instruments that cause trouble. He has pursued a diverse range of styles in his solo work as well as in his work as a session player and as a producer.
His knack for old synthesizers, keyboards and tape machines got him into making music of his own in high school which led to a career in music. He graduated from the Reykjavík College of Jazz, where he studied composition with Skúli Sverrisson along with jazz piano. Magnús was awarded 3rd place at the Icelandic Music Experiments in 2016, the same year he released his first album „Pronto“, a collection of ambient works and improvised pieces. „Bullboxer 43“ a track from the album was prominently sampled by Icelandic rapper Birnir, and the resulting song, „Út Í Geim“ has enjoyed massive popularity. The sample led to Magnús becoming successful as a session musician and producer. Working with a wide range of artists in diverse styles of music.
Magnús is currently working on an album inspired by a photograph gifted to him by his brother, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, a photographer and artist. Working alongside Magnús are drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (ADHD, Moses Hightower), saxophonist Tumi Árnason (Grísalappalísa, JFDR) and recording engineer Bergur Þórisson (Björk, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds). The music is a blend of slow rumbling electronic music with intense percussion in the mix and a more melodic improvised side. The music has jazz roots with gut wrenching saxophone tones and soft pianos combining to form music to seeks to avoid being conformed to a specific genre. The album is to be released late 2019. Magnús Jóhann has also worked as a film composer for feature films and shorts.
The house opens st 8pm | Tickets: 2.000 kr.