Tumi Árnason

Saxophonist, improviser & composer.

Tumi Árnason

Icelandic saxophonist, improviser & composer. Influenced by and drawing from the creative transcendence and open-mindedness of the avant garde, free jazz and experimental improvised music.

︎ contact: tumiarnason [at] gmail . com

Tumi is currently working on “Hlýnun”, a six part compositon on climate change, written for a quartet featuring Magnús Jóhann Ragnarsson on keyboards, Skúli Sverrisson on electric bass guitar and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums.

Hlýnun is scheduled for release in late 2020.


ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ Reykjavík Record Shop 2019

ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ is the first duo release from saxophonist Tumi Árnason and drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (ADHD). The record, inspired by Greek proto-philosopher Anaximanders’ ideas about conceptual abstraction, contains a set of free improvisations and open compositions revolving around the idea of the indefinite; the nature of improvisation, structures that exist but are only hinted at, the space between sounds.
SMITUM 7” Smit Records 2017

SMITUM is a 7” solo release, nr. 6 in a series from experimental Reykjavík label SMIT Records. SMIT Records releases solo albums in extremely limited batches of lathe cut records, in this case 15 numbered copies.