9 October 2016
earth… illuminated. ten years after the original, planet earth 2 has been announced.
coming soon to bbc one, plant earth 2 travels the globe – narrated by sir david attenborough. hoppípolla, by sigur rós, is used in the launch trailer.
Tags: hoppípolla, planet earth
“in iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wild and untamed places. but even here, in the very furthest flung corners of europe’s largest wilderness, the scars of human industry are visible, the plans for future encroachments, by dam and smelter, legion. if lost the icelandic highlands are not recoverable. around the world the story is the same; the traffic, literally, going in one direction. sigur rós are proud to be associated with planet earth 2 and its all-important mission to hold us rapt in understanding of, and respect for, this endlessly fascinating, utterly surprising and ultimately fragile place we are lucky enough to call home for a short while.”
– sigur rós
6 October 2016
kjartan sveinsson, former member of sigur rós, releases his first solo project, a four act opera, ‘der klang der offenbarung des göttlichen’- which translates as ‘the explosive sonics of divinity’.
sveinsson composed the score for his and icelandic artist ragnar kjartansson’s opera inspired by nobel laureate halldór laxness’ novel ‘world light’.
‘der klang der offenbarung des göttlichen’ premiered at berlin’s volksbühne theatre in february 2014 where sveinsson was joined by the german film orchestra babelsberg and the filmchor berlin for the 50-minute show.
6 October 2016
we are casting for a short documentary exploring the lives of sigur rós fans. if you have been to numerous live shows and have a strong connection with the band in a way that has really impacted your life please submit. filming will take place over the course of two days between october 12-31.
more details here: http://sigur-ros.co.uk/features/casting/Tags: casting, fans
19 August 2016
featuring live recordings from this years glastonbury festival, “stand as one” is now available on cd as well as digital formats. sigur rós contributed the song “sæglópur” to the album.
the album is dedicated to the memory of jo cox, mp, a former oxfam activist, who campaigned tirelessly for refugees.
“we are making this special live album from glastonbury this summer because the scale of the refugee crisis is so huge we simply had to do something,” said glastonbury co-organiser emily eavis. “we want people who are far from home and frightened to know we are doing whatever we can to help. to know the artists who play here are doing whatever they can. to know the people who love their music are doing whatever they can. now it’s time for world leaders to do the same. all of us – glastonbury, oxfam, musicians and music-lovers everywhere must stand as one to demand action for refugees.”
3 August 2016
sigur rós will perform a series of three concerts in the walt disney concert hall in los angeles on april 13th, 14th and 15th, 2017. a portion of those shows will be performed with accompaniment by the los angeles philharmonic orchestra. tickets are on sale now for patrons of the orchestra here.
the los angeles philharmonic have announced that programming for their reykjavík festival will include three special shows by sigur rós performing some of their best loved works with the orchestra. this is the first time the band will have played publicly with an orchestra since shows for their unreleased work odin’s raven magic in 2002-3.
co-curated by icelandic composer daníel bjarnason and la phil conductor laureate esa-pekka salonen, the icelandic band will perform three nights at walt disney concert hall, playing career-spanning sets including fan-favorites (with orchestral accompaniment) and – “if things go to plan” – new, unreleased music (without orchestra).
read more about the series on our tour page
20 June 2016
7 April 2016
sigur rós will play two concerts at this years edinburgh international festival – on the 15th and 16th of august. tickets are on sale now for festival benefactors and patrons, with general sale starting on the 16th of april.
7 April 2016
sigur rós have announced a north american tour for this autumn. for the first time in their career the band will be touring without a support act, instead offering the audience two sets (+ intermission) starting from 8:30pm sharp at each show.
the month long run is comprised primarily of theater shows, marking the band’s most intimate tour in a decade. in keeping with the scale of the venues, the group will be performing without the string and brass sections that have been characteristic of recent performances, opting instead to focus on the core unit of the band itself. the shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time since the tour leading up to the acclaimed ( ) album in 2002 that the band has performed new material ahead of album recording sessions. alongside this experimentation played out in public, the band is also planning on attempting new interpretations of old songs that haven’t been played in a very long time.
though the scale of the venues and band will be reduced, the live production will be characteristically stunning, designed again by the team behind their previous knights of illumination award-winning tour
9 March 2016
yesterday it was announced that ‘the show of shows’ is an official selection of the 2016 tribeca film festival in the special screenings program. goggi and orri wrote (along with kjartan holm and hilmar örn hilmarsson) the soundtrack ‘circe‘.
the show of shows: 100 years of vaudeville, circuses and carnivals, directed by benedikt erlingsson. (u.k., iceland) – north american premiere, documentary. benedikt erlingsson brings us a world of imagination with a compendium of wonderful unseen archival footage of circus performers, cabaret acts, and fairground attractions. the films are set to a haunting electronic score composed by members of sigur rós in collaboration with hilmar örn hilmarsson.
screening in partnership with moma ps1 where the film will screen inside the vw dome
details via tribeca film festival website.Tags: circe
1 March 2016
additional artists have been added to the sigur rós show at citadel festival on the 17th of july – caribou, calexico, cat’s eyes, susanne sundfør, james canty amongst many others are now on the bill. more information and tickets is available via the tour page