This Friday, April 14, Sigur Rós will perform at the Walt Disney concert hall in Los Angeles, in a special event featuring the Los Angeles philharmonic. the concert will be streamed by pitchfork as well as their homepage and facebook live. You can listen by going here.
The performance will feature a 50-minute set of Sigur Rós performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, followed by a second 50-minute set of the band playing songs on their own. The orchestral set will feature several guest arrangers; Daníel Bjarnason, Dan Deacon, David Lang, Missy Mazzoli, Anna Meredith, Nico Muhly, Owen Pallet and Páll Ragnar Pálsson. It all kicks off 9pm pacific/midnight eastern.
“this is all new ground for us. it’s been 15 years since we last played with an orchestra, and that wasn’t even sigur rós songs. the shows at the disney hall sold out fast, and only 4,500 people can get to experience it in the room. so we thought it would be good to let anyone who couldn’t get tickets and people around the world have the opportunity to see how all it comes together. there’s just one chance for us to rehearse with the l.a. phil ahead of time, so in all honesty we have no idea how this is going to go, but we promise it will be exciting.” – sigur rós