Published Jun 20, 2016Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have been hinting at a special announcement through social media, and now they've unveiled the full details. Over the next 24 hours, they will livestream a special "Slow TV" event called Route One.
The project will kick off tonight (June 20) during the Summer Solstice and will run for 24 hours during the longest day of the year.
The video portion will feature footage of some of Iceland's greatest landmarks, while its music will use elements of the band's new song "Óveður." Using generative music software, the sonic elements of the song are continuously rearranged.
In a press release, Sigur Rós frontman Jonsi Birgisson said, "In a day and age of instant gratification and everything moving so fast, we wanted to do the exact opposite. Slow TV is counter-active to the world we live in, in that it happens in real time and real slow."
While Icelandic audiences can watch Slow TV unfold on the RÚV 2 channel, the rest of us can enjoy the livestream through YouTube. Watch the video below, and check out Sigur Rós's upcoming North American tour dates here.