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Englert Theatre | March 13, 8:00 p.m. | $12 | More details
Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic composer, musician, producer and studio engineer. A lot of Americans will, like me, see his last name and think ‘Sigur Rós’ but that is probably one of the few Icelandic bands he hasn’t worked with.
He has collaborated with Björk extensively, however, beginning with the Selmasongs, her collection of songs for the Dancer In The Dark soundtrack.
Sigurðsson makes music that doesn’t just cross musical boundaries, it shows those boundaries to be as artificial as the borders people draw on maps. He combines orchestral arrangements evocative of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with glitchy electronica and acoustic folk music to make a sound that is authentically and uniquely his own.
Architecture and Loss: Stream entire album
Sigurðsson will play the Englert on March 13 at 8:00 p.m. with violist Nadia Sirota. March is shaping up to be a superb month for the Iowa City live music scene!