The concert named ‘Jóhann Jóhannsson: Last and First Men’ that will be celebrated on December 1st, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the Barbican Hall (London, UK) and that was going to have the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson as the main performer, will go ahead as a tribute to his work and figure.
Jóhann Jóhannsson sadly died in February, shortly after the concert was announced, and after consultation with his family, it has been agreed that this performance should go ahead in tribute to him.
The decision has been not to replace Jóhann Jóhannsson and instead, recordings he made of his own parts will be played live alongside the London Symphony Orchestra, in a performance of his breathtaking multimedia work for the movie ‘Last and First Men’, that he spent seven years crafting before its premiere at the 2017 Manchester International Festival.
The movie, based on the cult science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, uses Jóhannsson’s orchestral score, film and Tilda Swinton’s narration, to form a poetic meditation on memory and loss, somewhere between fiction and documentary, placing images of a decaying futuristic landscape.
Tickets, with prices between 20-35 GBP (23-41 €) are available here: