SIGUR RÓS’S NORÐUR OG NIÐUR ART FESTIVAL SHOWCASES NEW WORKS
Sigur Rós announced day-by-day schedule in late October for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR, their ambitious curation of Harpa, Reykjavik’s premiere state-of-the-art venue. This December 27-30, the shortest, darkest days of Iceland’s Winter will play host to a multimedia event bringing together performances from friends and collaborators from all over the world, many of whom are showcasing brand new works!
New Works and Premieres
- The famous Iceland Dance Company (IDC) premiere their new work which is choreographed to new music by Sigur Ros.
- Sing Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason (Múm) are all well known in Iceland, but this is the very first performance of the band as their new trio project.
- Kristín Anna performs pieces from “I Must Be The Devil”, a cycle of songs written for over a decade and performed on special occasions. It is an intimate affair, finely woven trans of emotions and confessions of loss and longing carried out by a peculiar voice. This work, performed on a grand piano and in collaborations with some extraordinary musicians, was recently recorded with Kjartan Sveinsson at Sundlaugin studio and is to come out in early 2018 on Ragnar Kjartansson’s label Bel-Air Glamour Records via Vinyl Factory.
- Gyða performs new work for cello and voice. It is her own composition, soon to be released on an album co-produced by Alex Somers.
- Johann Johannsson performs Englabörn for the first time in many years at Harpa, exclusively, with the original players.
Árni from The Vaccines premieres his woozy sci-fi popicana solo project.
Alongside the NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival line up, Sigur Rós will perform each night in Eldborg, Harpa’s main concert hall. The band’s performances mark their first shows in Iceland in more than five years, and their most intimate since the tiny regional shows on the Heima tour more than a decade ago. Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR.