We’re here in Sydney, Right before the start of our tour and we’re feeling so much... Thank you for having us Sydney Opera House & #vividLIVE ... thank you to all of our collaborators on this show... And thank you for supporting us in bringing this album back from another time and place... Tonight will be the first time we ever play this album live in its entirety! We can’t wait to share in this together! 🌙 Jónsi & Alex http://jonsiandalex.com
to mark the 10th anniversary and first-ever live performances of riceboy sleeps with orchestra and choir, Jónsi & Alex Somers are releasing a new analogue remastered version of their seminal 2009 ambient work. the remastering has been overseen by the artists themselves, in what they see as the definitive pressing of the record. signed and unsigned versions here: http://smarturl.it/sigurros-store (released august 30th) for the reissue, the album will be expanded from a double to a triple vinyl album for the edition, taking in the 30-minute ep, all animals. the release will come on 3 x standard weight black 140gram vinyl packaged in a special gatefold sleeve with rounded corners. riceboy sleeps tote bag / riceboy sleeps slipmat / riceboy sleeps a5 book #riceboysleeps Jónsi & Alex Somers
'riceboy sleeps' by Jónsi & Alex Somers premieres in full for #VividLIVE at Sydney Opera House this coming tuesday 11 june with the sydney international orchestra and choir. some tickets remaining here: https://sgr.is/31eoOJm #riceboysleeps
■ Jónsi & Alex Somers jouent "Riceboy Sleeps" avec le London Contemporary Orchestra Pour fêter les 10 ans de sa sortie, le duo américano-islandais revisite son album Riceboy Sleeps, joué pour la première fois en Europe. to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we are proud to announce the premiere of “riceboy sleeps” performed live by jónsi & alex somers with the orchestral accompaniment, conducted by robert ames, with orchestral arrangements by david handler. a collaboration between the sigur rós singer and american visual artist and composer somers, the album will be performed in its atmospheric ambient entirety for the first time anywhere.
the Jónsi & Alex Somers "riceboy sleeps" tour starts one month from today with a show in the sydney opera house, then shows in tasmania, paris, london and across the united states and canada. tickets details via: https://jonsiandalex.com/ conducted by robert ames, with orchestral arrangements by david handler. featuring the sydney international orchestra and choir, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, wordless music orchestra and choir
Jónsi & Alex Somers at Dark Mofo, Tasmania, Australia Jónsi & Alex Somers perform with the TSO for a rare live performance of their sweeping, ambient debut album Riceboy Sleeps, ten years after its release. Friday 14 June / Saturday 15 June Arranged by David Handler Conducted by Gordon Hamilton With the TSO Chorus Info & Tickets: https://darkmofo.net.au/program/riceboy-sleeps
Jónsi & Alex Somers: riceboy sleeps north american tour, october 2019. details via jonsiandalex.com⠀ -⠀ seattle, san francisco, los angeles, denver, chicago, montreal, toronto, washington d.c., boston & new york⠀ - on sale friday april 5th, 10am local time jonsiandalex.com presale, tuesday april 2nd, 10am local time -⠀ Jónsi & Alex Somers to perform the Riceboy Sleeps album for the first time with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Choir on 10th Anniversary Tour in Intimate Theatres across North America - Oct 2019⠀ -⠀ For the performances the Wordless Music Orchestra and choir will be conducted by Robert Ames from the London Contemporary Orchestra, with arrangements by David Handler of Ensemble LPR.⠀ -⠀ Jónsi Alex Somers Jónsi & Alex Somers #riceboysleeps #wordlessmusicorchestra
"riceboy sleeps" by Jónsi & Alex Somers will be performed at the Sydney Opera House on june 11th as part of #VividLIVE 2019. tickets on sale this friday. https://jonsiandalex.com/
long-deleted 33-minute ep from Jónsi & Alex, ‘all animals’ was released as a limited edition bonus cd within the initial pressing of 2009’s ‘riceboy sleeps’ album. after a #recordstoreday2018 vinyl release, it is now available digitally too: http://smarturl.it/ja_allanimals
today at 10am eastern time, for those in the united states and canada, "all animals" by Jónsi & Alex #recordstoreday vinyl will be available to purchase via XL Recordings in limited numbers (along with other Sigur Rós, Alex Somers vinyl) buy: http://x-l-r.co/nordur_og_nidur the Sigur Rós record store day competition: https://show.co/YWJMimV
Alex Somers provided the soundtrack to Dawson City: Frozen Time - it will be screened in los angeles and new york city over the coming days - details via the link below "The only sounds we hear are the hypnotic chords of Alex Somers's score, which reaffirm Frozen Time as a requiem for a continent of ghosts who refuse to be buried"
help support our friend thomas fekete of Surfer Blood, details of fund raising and an auction are available (including a one-off alex somers vinyl) here: http://www.surferblood.com/thomas-auction
j&a are writing the score for the new tv series "manhattan". the boys talk scoring and potion making in this interview: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6236622/jonsi-alex-manhattan-opening-credits