Sigur Ros soundtrack Taiwanese dance piece with new music

The performance will make its live debut in
April

Sigur Rós' Jónsi BirgissonSigur Rós’ Jónsi Birgisson

Sigur Rós
have scored the soundtrack to a new Taiwanese dance performance
entitled ’22° Lunar Halo’.

The piece, helmed by choreographer and artistic director Cheng
Tsung-lung, will make its world premiere in Taiwan from April
13-28. You can view a trailer for the performance below.

In addition to Sigur Rós’ score, Berlin and Reykjavík-based
artist Kjartan Holm will act as musical directior for ’22° Lunar
Halo’.

In a statement posted on Sigur Rós’ website, the dance piece
is described as a work that “excavates our deepest fear toward
ourselves as human beings through bodies of dancers morphing into
concrete symbols of anxieties, struggles, desires and loneliness in
the lunatic, ever-changing world of high-end technology, and
eventually leads us to a slim hope of love and inner
serenity.”

The band recently returned
with new music at an event in Los Angeles
. The music was
premiered at a “Liminal” sound bath event last month and
included remixes of music from ‘Tónandi’, the audiovisual
augmented reality experience they created, alongside other works
from their back catalogue.

They also later released a digital playlist of the performance
on streaming services.

Meanwhile, Troye Sivan and
Jónsi recently shared
their first ever collaboration, ‘Revelation’
.

The two artists linked up for a spot on the soundtrack to the
recent film Boy Erased, which Sivan has a supporting part in.

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Sigur Ros soundtrack Taiwanese dance piece with new music

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Sigur Ros soundtrack Taiwanese dance piece with new music