14 March 2019
a trip across paris in a van. lost drumsticks. a cafe you’d never expect to visit before the age of 60. an hour of waiting, and then, voilà : a few notes on the harmonium, a grand piano, a heavenly voice. the take away show of sigur rós is already 10 years old but we just can’t get enough of it.
28 February 2019
on april 13th record store day will be celebrated around the world – for this year’s event SIGUR RÓS will release two exclusive vinyl albums. 22° LUNAR HALO and VARIATIONS ON DARKNESS are soundtracks to separate modern dance collaborations, each building on sigur rós music, both new and existing, to create brand new works.information
27 February 2019
30 January 2019jónsi & alex somers: riceboy sleeps with the london contemporary orchestra
to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we are proud to announce the european premiere of “riceboy sleeps” performed live by jónsi & alex somers with the london contemporary orchestra, conducted by robert ames, with orchestral arrangements by david handler. a collaboration between the sigur rós singer and american visual artist and composer somers, the album will be performed in its atmospheric ambient entirety for the first time anywhere. recorded at home in iceland while jónsi was on hiatus from sigur rós and finished off-grid in hawaii, the album was a sleeper hit, with the bbc saying “riceboy sleeps operates at a heady level of beauty”, the evening standard “…it’s up there with the best of sigur rós” and the observer “beautifully fragile music, not disposable but built to last”. and so it has proved; the album’s stature has only grown in recent years, with songs such as ‘happiness’ and ‘boy 1904’ enjoying runaway success across some of the world’s most listened to streaming playliststickets are on sale to barbican members on thursday 31 january, general sale on friday 1 february 2019
10 January 2019(feb 28th update. this music will be made available as part of record store day 2019. details here)
22° lunar halo // world premiere in taiwan from 13 to 28 april, 2019
this new dance piece by taiwanese choreographer and artistic director cheng tsung-lung from the cloud gate 2 – music by sigur rós and kjartan holm
in ancient folklore, a lunar halo is a sign foreboding changes, while scientifically it appears when the moonlight is refracted by 22 degrees through millions of ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. accompanied by the oneiric music in collaboration with sigur rós and kjartan holm, this new dance piece by taiwanese choreographer and artistic director cheng tsung-lung from the cloud gate 2 excavates our deepest fear toward ourselves as human beings through bodies of dancers morphing into concrete symbols of anxieties, struggles, desires and loneliness in the lunatic, ever-changing world of high-end technology, and eventually leads us to a slim hope of love and inner serenity.
10 November 2018in the finale of season 13 of “it’s always sunny in philadelphia”, varúð was used as a soundtrack to a dance piece. enjoy.
8 July 2018
we’re putting on a weekend full of music together, inviting our friends from along the way. it’s about new material, collaborations, unique arrangements and dissolving borders.
160 artists performing across 8 stages and studios at the historic funkhaus in berlin on august 18th/19th.
all artists meet one week prior to rehearse and create new ideas and perform them for the first time with the audience.
people is a steadily growing group of artists, making and sharing their work. people is non-hierarchical. it is put together by the artists with full freedom. there’ll be no sponsors or brands. no artist fees. 100% of the ticket costs go towards the production.
26 June 2018
how did tiny iceland – population 330,000 – become the smallest nation ever to make it to the world cup? we headed to the land of fire and ice to work out with the world’s fittest women, kicked around in ice caves, played football with sigur ros, and ate questionable “food” to find out what drives this viking nation. ” available with youtube premium – http://youtube.com/premium. to see if premium is available in your country, click here: https://goo.gl/A3HtfP
5 June 2018
while the concept of a concert film is simple, dating back to 1948’s concert magic featuring violinist yehudi menuhin, a great concert film requires inspiration from both director and performer, a collaboration that unifies the best qualities of filmmaking and music. like every cinematic genre, concert filmmaking has its greats: jonathan demme, d.a. pennebaker, martin scorsese—all of whom are represented in this list of the best concert films, alongside bands who kept control of the filmmaking process themselves.
live music is a give-and-take between musician and audience, and that can be a difficult thing to capture on film. the 20 films that follow manage to allow viewers feel like they’re part of the moment and communicate what we love about some of our favorite live performers, including several who are no longer with us. these films preserve their greatness for future generations.
22 May 2018
tomorrow, may 23rd, is the 6th anniversary of the release of “valtari“. to mark the occasion, we’ll be live streaming all 19 videos from the valtari film experiment via youtube and facebook live (details below). share your thoughts and memories of the videos with other fans