on the longest day of summer 2016 sigur rós drove the whole way round iceland’s ring road, broadcasting the entire 1332km journey live on youtube. the soundtrack to this “slow tv” adventure was created using generative music software taking the multi-track stems of the sigur rós song ‘óveður’ and endlessly reinventing them to create new and unpredictable musical directions in real time. the very best moments from the 24 hour journey have now been pared down to a single album of great and reflective beauty. 8 tracks.
on the 2016 summer solstice, sigur rós unveiled a 24-hour ‘slow tv’ event live on iceland’s national television – and streamed live globally via youtube – set to a constantly evolving soundtrack based around elements of their latest song óveður. ‘route one’ is a 1332km journey the whole way round iceland’s coastal ring road, you can now relive that journey in full 1080p hd or 4k 360°.
experience “route one” in 4k 360°
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relive “route one” in full 1080p hd
winter solstice mix
on this, the winter solstice, we look back 6 months – to the summer solstice. route one was streamed live globally from iceland. you can relive the full 24+ hours above. to complement that day, here is a “shortest day of year” playlist comprised of sigur rós songs that hopefully fit the mood.
Bronze is a digital audio format Invented by recording artist Gwilym Gold, producer Lexx and Mick Grierson, the director of creative computing at Goldsmiths University London. Bronze is “revolutionary new music format” (New Musical Express) which will “change the way we listen to music” (The UK Telegraph). Bronze alters the recorded musical components of a song every time it is played; in Bronze, the recording is transformed to produce a unique version of the song upon every listen. Unlike other format solutions or digital platform innovations, Bronze requires no change in consumers passive listening behaviour and no major change in the way musicians record.
The file size of a song in Bronze is only slightly larger than comparable digital music files.
Bronze can playback on any device with reasonable processing power including smart phones.
Bronze music can be streamed and downloaded which means it can be distributed on most existing digital retail platforms.
Bronze music can be played on the Radio.
Importantly Bronze keep the vital organs of a song intact while allowing practically everything to be variable; so the song is always recognisable. This sets Bronze apart and it is what makes the system most attractive to musicians and listeners. . bronzeformat.com
“ROUTE ONE” CREDITS
Music by Sigur Rós
Produced by Sigur Rós & Paul Corley
Produced & Arranged for Bronze by Gwilym Gold & Lexxx Produced by Helgi Jóhannesson & Kári Sturluson
Director of Photography Tómas Örn Tómasson
Sigur Rós Online Manager Darren Webb
Sigur Rós Artwork & Design by Sarah Hopper
Sigur Rós Management John Best, Dean O’Connor & Clare Wright Director of Programming for RÚV Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson
Head of Production for RÚV Birna Ósk Hansdóttir
Live Transmission for RÚV Hreinn Beck
Live Broadcast for RÚV Sigurður Grétar Kristjánsson
Camera Operator for RÚV Arnar Þórisson
Production co-ordinator Birna Sif Magnúsdóttir
Drivers Guðmundur Einarsson, Finnbogi Lárusson, Emil Sigurður Magnússon & Friðrik Ingvarsson With thanks to: All the XL team, including Sian Rowe, Scott Wright, Phil Lee, Leah Wilson, Tiger Reid, Patrick North & Ben Beardsworth
All the RÚV team, including Ingólfur Bjarni Sigfússon, Matthías Már Magnússon, Frank Hall, Gerður Jónsdóttir & Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir
Trevor De Brauw & Kathryn Frazier at Biz-3 Publicity
Joanna Tzima, Georgios Karydis & Vasileios Karountzos at Mativision for the 360
David Thorpe at YouTube for believing #sigurrosrouteone