Sigur Rós's Kjartan Sveinsson and Jóhann Jóhannsson Team Up for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Performance
Published Dec 02, 2011Both known for their lush neo-classical compositions, Sigur Rós keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson are two of Iceland's most fascinating musical exports. Winnipeg fans should consider themselves lucky, then, as both artists will converge on the Centennial Concert Hall this February for exclusive performances.
The event, which takes place on February 3, will see Sveinsson offer up his work Credo, which is Latin for "I Believe." According to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra site, "The piece is an exquisite work that conjures luminous intensity within a contemplative bliss that verges on the mystical." Sveinsson will be joined by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, along with the Prairie Voices Choir.
In addition to Sveinsson's work, Jóhannsson will offer up the world premiere of his new piece A Prayer for the Dynamo that same night. This 40-minute work was commissioned specifically by the WSO, and a MySpace event bio promises that the "piece will leave you breathless as he takes you on an emotional musical journey."
Tickets for this event can be purchased here, while a sample of Sveinsson's Credo is available here.