In a world premiere, Sigur Rós mastermind Jónsi and American musician and artist Alex Somers perform their gorgeous ambient collaboration, Riceboy Sleeps with choir and orchestra.
Jónsi (Sigur Rós) & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps
With the Sydney International Orchestra and Choir.
Orchestra Arrangements by David Handler.
Conducted by Robert Ames.
In a world premiere, to mark the 10th anniversary of their sonic collaboration, Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and his partner, the American artist and musician Alex Somers, recreate their expansive ambient record Riceboy Sleeps live on stage for the first time, along with their All Animals EP, with a 21-piece orchestra and 12-member choir in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
An ambitious, mesmerising soundscape that combines delicate acoustic playing with layers of piano, choirs, and lush orchestration, Riceboy Sleeps marked the debut work of Jón Þór Birgisson and his partner Alex Somers, and has gone on to attract a devoted following on the strength of tracks like the glimmering “Happiness” and “Boy 1904”.
Jónsi and Alex are sure to deliver a live experience to rival the euphoric immersion of the former’s beloved post-rock outfit.
General Public tickets on sale Friday 22 March 2019.
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