The Music of Jóhann Jóhannsson American Contemporary Music Ensemble - UGA Performing Arts Center

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Update 2/8/2024: Unfortunately, Clarice Jensen is unable to perform. Cellist Claire Bryant will take her place for this performance

“Jóhannsson’s music gives the impression of having arrived in a time capsule from a distant planet that is a mirror image of our own.”—Gramophone

Clarice Jensen, artistic director and cello

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson was most widely known for his award-winning film scores for The Theory of Everything, Arrival, and Sicario but was also equally adept in the concert music world. New York’s ACME toured with Jóhannsson from 2009 until his death in 2018 and can be heard on his acclaimed album Orphée. This performance will enthrall fans of both traditional and contemporary music and provides a unique opportunity to experience the composer’s chamber music in a concert setting featuring string quintet, piano, electronics, and percussion.

Join us for a talkback with the artists immediately following the performance.

Ramsey Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)

230 River Road
Athens, GA 30605


In this overview of Jóhannsson’s music for small ensemble, ACME traverses his recorded catalog and performs music from his albums Englabörn, IBM 1401, Fordlandia, and Orphée.

Supported by

Bruce King and the late Jane King