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knights of illumination award

15 October 2013

Yfirbord2 15 months into the tour and every day people are still saying amazing things about the show. while this is hugely gratifying for the band, it’s about time a whole lot of the credit went to the other people who make it happen day in, day out. so, it is entirely appropriate that this very week the sigur ros show won best lighting and best video at the ‘knights of illumination‘ awards in London. step forward, sarah hopper and damian hale, who realised all the amazing visuals that grace our stage; and bruno poet, who designed a lighting show that is at once both subtly nuanced and awesomely powerful. To be straight up here, there are only four awards covering all “concerts and events”, and our team won two of them. one of the other went to the olympics. blimey. anyway, bruno, you might know since he first worked with the team on jonsi’s highly-praised solo show in 2010. sarah has worked on the band’s artwork and design since 2007’s ‘heima’. damian is a fantastic new addition to the team, courtesy of third company. In this specific context, we’d also like to thank matts daw & pitman who run the lights every day, and ray gwilliams who looks after video, as well as christian krupa, who assisted in programming. we’d also like to thank the british film institute who facilitated fantastic access to their archive. everyone else who makes the sigur ros show as close to stunning as possible every day are also very, very much appreciated, but right now we are here to salute three new knights of the illimunati. congratulations one and all. Brenn 1

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