Category Archives: Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós. Varúð. Björn Flóki.

Film #15: varúð.

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

“when i listen to varúð i feel this overlap and struggle between sadness and beauty, between darkness and light. an overwhelming feeling of being buried in darkness but being just barely able to escape into the light, if you try hard enough. this is the feeling i’ve tried to bring to the video.

a huuuuge thanks to the cruz twins and to crew for kicking so much ass with the limited resources we had, in conditions that were not the easiest. i’m in awe of you guys!” —- Björn Flóki

Sigur Rós. Varúð. Ryan McGinley.

Film #6: Varúð.

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.

we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.

this piece is my poem to new york city. i wanted to bring a childhood innocence to the streets, through a character whose own light and wonder effects the world around her. i’m always interested in an atmosphere where dreams and reality mingle on equal terms. —- ryan mcginley

Sigur Rós. Ég anda. Ramin Bahrani.

Film #5: ég anda.

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

Sigur Rós. Shia LaBeouf. Fjögur Píanó.

the valtari mystery film experiment

Sigur Rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

RR Watch: Sigur Rós: Heima

Take some time out during the holiday break and watch Heima – a music documentary about Jón Þór ‘Jónsi’ Birgisson, Georg ‘Goggi’ Hólm, Kjartan ‘Kjarri’ Sveinsson and Kjartan ‘Kjarri’ Sveinsson of Sigur Rós (band) from Reykjavík, Iceland.

Synopsis of Heima: In the summer of 2006, the Icelandic band Sigur Ros returned to their homeland to play their hypnotic and ethereal music at a series of free, unannounced concerts. Here, their journey is documented with intimate reflections from the band about their tour, them as a group and being back home again

Sigur Rós is repped by Paradigm and public relations company Nasty Little Man PR.

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