On Monday, Sigur Rós performed a two-act set at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. That much emotional anticipation can set a high bar for live performance. Adding to the challenge, Sigur Rós is touring without a new album and without long-time member and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, responsible for the band’s epic orchestral and string arrangements.
Relive Saturday’s stunning concert at the U.S. Cellular Center. The 12-member Icelandic band performed a gorgeous and transformative 100-minute set. Photos by Yeager St. John.
An in-depth talk with Asheville-born filmmaker Melika Bass about her creation for Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. Photo courtesy of Mislav ÄŒavajda.
Local filmmaker Melika Bass was recently commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create a video for the group’s new album, “Valtari.” Bass’ film for the song “Varðeldur” was released online yesterday.