Credo: Live Audio Webcast and Online Chat

An Eclectic, All-Star Lineup Featuring Members of Sigur Rós with Hosts John Schaefer and Nadia Sirota

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Listen NOW via our pop-out audio player or iTunes!

On Monday, November 15 at 7:30 pm, Q2 presents a live audio Web cast of Credo, featuring members of the Icelandic art-rock band Sigur Rós along with a wild constellation of international ensembles, including the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National Choir and the Wordless Music Orchestra led by Jeffrey Milarsky.

The event will be hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

Part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, Credo features Riceboy Sleeps, a work built on the orchestral arrangements of Sigur Rós lead singer Jón Þor "Jónsi" Birgisson in collaboration with the musician Alex Somers. The evening also includes new works by Sigur Rós keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, one of which features text by Canadian poet Anne Carson.

During the concert, Q2's Nadia Sirota will be moderating a live online chat with host John Schaefer from the Church itself (see below). 

About Sigur Rós

Formed in 1994, Sigur Rós (translated as "Victory Rose") achieved international recognition through the release of four albums which, though capturing the serene, majestic expanses of their native Iceland, point somewhere refreshingly new as well. Credo offers the chance to isolate distinct voices from the band with a choral set by keyboardist and composer Kjartan Sveinsson and arrangements from Riceboy Sleeps, a project by Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi Birgisson and partner Alex Somers.

Check back on this page for on-demand audio from Credo and on the White Light Filtered schedule page for additional webcast dates of this momentous collaboration.


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Comments [50]

Dan from CT

go to sigur ros message board to download mp3 and FLAC versions of the final mastered release. here is the mp3.

Nov. 24 2010 10:55 PM
Jonathan Peirce from NYC

Just in case anyone has not seen this, the music is now streaming on Q2's website, here:

Nov. 23 2010 11:19 AM
alline from France

Still waiting... So, let's do a proposition: if they don't give their OK before, say, tomorrow, they MUST bring the same show in Europe. Good deal, isn't it? :D

Nov. 23 2010 09:21 AM

*tap* *tap* *tap*

[looks skyward wistfully waiting]

Nov. 23 2010 01:43 AM
chuck from OC


Nov. 22 2010 11:37 AM

Visiting this page atleast 4 times a day waiting for this..

Nov. 21 2010 08:24 PM

{tapping fingers on my desk impatiently}

still trying to be patient to hear this! ;)

Nov. 21 2010 03:52 PM
Alexey from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

We're here as well and can't wait more for any possibility to listen to that record!
I'm a friend of State Choir Latvija conductor Maris and a big fan of Sigur Ros, 2 wonders together for me, unbelievable!

Nov. 19 2010 04:00 PM
Marie from Paris, France

OK we wait... But you know, these musicians are always happy, it's also for that reason we love them :)

Nov. 19 2010 12:19 PM

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and we look forward to archiving the concert online. We want to make sure all the artists are happy with the recording before we post anything, but we assure you it will be soon. Check Q2's facebook / Twitter accounts for up-to-the-minute information and announcements.

Nov. 18 2010 03:32 PM
Nick from Athens, Greece

Really looking forward to listening to this again and all of it this time, because here in Athens, it was 3am at the time of the stream... Anyway, great job and thanks for the stream!

Nov. 17 2010 12:31 PM

Really excited to hear this on demand.. When will we see it?

Nov. 17 2010 07:39 AM
Rachel from NYC

How/ where can I listen on-demand? Thank you.


Nov. 16 2010 10:06 PM
Neek from New York

Transcendental is the only word to describe this music. Such exceptional human beings capable of such beauty.

Nov. 16 2010 12:06 PM

Right, Sodium -- and everybody, don't just check back at to find out about the stream of last night's great show ... also jump in on the Q2 Playlist, pop out the true-blue player on the upper right of the page (hit the Q2 tab) and listen for a while. Nadia Sirota, our charming chat host last night, has her super show every day from noon to 4p NY time (repeats at midnight). And Q2 is streaming "the fearless and relevant music you crave" 24/7. I noted lots of people last night saying they hadn't known about Q2 until they jumped on to hear Jonsi and Alex.You'll be amazed how much great music the Q2 team is serving up around the clock. And no, I don't work for the joint, I'm just one flat-out happy regular customer. It's the best development to hit contemporary music since the Theremin!

Nov. 16 2010 11:41 AM

EVERYONE TAKE A CHILL PILL! Yes, the stream will be available for DL in a few days......;p)

" Q2: Please check out in the following days for the entire concert available for on-demand streaming and archiving!! "

btw, did we mention that it was FANTASTIC?!?!

Nov. 16 2010 12:48 AM
Aaron M. from Washington

Does anyone know if this will be up for download or available to hear again? I want more than anything to hear this again... If anyone has ANY information on if I/us all can hear it again pleaseeee oh pleaseee E-mail me.

Thanks all!

Nov. 16 2010 12:36 AM

I missed it as well!!! Drats...I read it will be available to hear again. Any idea when and where?

Nov. 15 2010 10:38 PM
Mara from Smithtown, NY

Exquisite. Thank you!

Nov. 15 2010 10:17 PM

Nadia, John, Bryan, Alex, Elizabeth and everyone at Q2, congratulations on an articulate, moving, personable delivery of the Lincoln Center White Light Festival's CREDO program.

Such a vibrant, ranging conversation we had in the site's chat with a couple of thousand listeners interacting from so many parts of the world and so many niches of the contemporary music spectrum, in real time with the event.

This is Q2 at its best: using today's tech to leverage tomorrow's music.

Between the work of Milarsky, Handler, Sveinsson, Jonsi, Alex and these keen, unique ensembles -- the Hilliard, Latvian National and Wordless -- we shared a masterful summit, punctuated for us online with on-the-fly rehearsal and backstage photos.

Q2 found its own, spirited voice tonight. What a promising sound.

And for those of us who "score our lives" with your work daily, it was great to have proof, once and for all, that you actually don't always have to be there to be there. :-)


Nov. 15 2010 10:14 PM
Andrea Myers from West Virginia, USA

So beautiful!! Thanks for a spectacular show!! So cool to be listening with people from around the world.

Nov. 15 2010 10:11 PM

I missed it and I am so upset! Will tonight's performance be available to listen online at a later date or available for download??

Nov. 15 2010 10:11 PM
Andrea from México

I don't have the words to describe this... it was simply beautiful.
Thank you all!
Kjartan, Jónsi and Alex, you're amazing.

Nov. 15 2010 09:40 PM
Armistead Booker from Brooklyn

Such a stunning night of online discussion from around the world... and in sync with this inspiring live broadcast that was so beautifully orchestrated (bravo Ronen & Co) and beautifully captured (bravo Q2 team). An entirely new way to experience a sold-out concert!

Nov. 15 2010 09:40 PM
miller asbill from Lubbock, TX

Thank you so much for sharing the performance!

Nov. 15 2010 09:39 PM
Nathan from Portland, Oregon

This performance has purged my entire conscience and left me in complete peace. If only the rest of the world could have joined us.
Take care of yourselves,

Nov. 15 2010 09:39 PM
Raymond from Puerto Rico

Thanks WQXR for bringing this magical concert. This is history in the making!

Nov. 15 2010 09:35 PM
Dean from New Jersey, USA

Indeed, quite a moving show. I felt my heart soar and sing with these fantastic artists--I was absolutely speechless. Thanks again for this moving journey, particularly for the orchestrated version of "Riceboy Sleeps."

Nov. 15 2010 09:32 PM
Barry Belkin from Los Angeles

Such a beautiful thing to listen to. It sounded so amazing and I'm so moved and honored to have been able to listen to it live. Thank you so much! Stunning!

Nov. 15 2010 09:31 PM

I just have to say that this concert FAR outstripped my already high expectaions.

It was spiritual, musical and simply out of this world.


Bondi Beach

Nov. 15 2010 09:31 PM
Natalie from Cambridge, UK

I'd been uninspired for so long, this came as a surprise , out of the blue, and i sat and listened from start to finish, and my eyes are open to the world again. something about hearing my favourite album for the first time in a long while, live, like this..

thankyou. so much.

Nov. 15 2010 09:30 PM
Christine from Richmond, VA

This has been probably the most powerful and moving musical experience of my life.

Nov. 15 2010 09:29 PM
Amanda M. from Portland, OR

Kjartan's Credo has moved me more than anything I've ever experienced.
I'll be leaving this webcast a changed woman, on top of the sheer beauty of Jonsi & Alex's work.

Nov. 15 2010 09:29 PM
Cynthiana from Little Rock, AR

Southern belle, listening from little Rock, Arkansas.

Nov. 15 2010 09:23 PM
Aaron M. from Washington

Indian Summer captured me... I haven't ever felt that content yet longing for so much more at the same time... Truly incredible. I cannot thank you two enough...
You have touched my heart in ways I never would have though possible.
Thank you.

Nov. 15 2010 09:22 PM
Marisa from Washington, DC

Seriously the most amazing collaboration between Northern European artists... so proud to call myself Latvian, and so proud of Jonsi and Alex and Kjartan for making this public transition to a different style of music that is just as transcendent and gorgeous as anything else they've ever done... I hope this wakens the world to their amazing talent.

Nov. 15 2010 09:20 PM
philippe from Montreal, Canada

We are blessed and very lucky to have the chance to listen to this music. I would like to thank Alex and Jonsi for having the courage and determination to share what they have in their hearts with us, using this incredible universal language. I encourage everyone to go buy GO, the solo album by jonsi, it is a gem.

Nov. 15 2010 09:19 PM
Luiza from Brazil

now waiting for a live concert in Brazil!

Nov. 15 2010 09:18 PM
Jenny from Boston

I have heard the angels singing, I am in heaven. Takk.

Nov. 15 2010 09:17 PM
Author from San Francisco, California

I will be stuck in this moment forever

Nov. 15 2010 09:17 PM
Thomas Collins from Sweden

Thank you for letting us hear this. Most relaxing and touching music I have heard in a very long time.

Nov. 15 2010 09:16 PM

Sara from Canada: thank you for this Q2. Unforgettable music. Unbelievable night.

Nov. 15 2010 09:15 PM
rustyman from Melbourne Australia


Does anyone know if this recording will be released later?


Nov. 15 2010 09:14 PM
GarrulousClam from California

Thank you so much for web streaming this live performance WQXR. It's so blazingly beautiful it makes my eyes tear. This music is so deeply moving to me. Lovely, just lovely.

Nov. 15 2010 09:08 PM
WOWOW! from Australia


Nov. 15 2010 09:01 PM
Erika Delemarre from Tempe, Arizona, USA

This is the next best thing to being there to experience the live show. Thanks for streaming Credo for us, WXQR! (Oh, and having it available on demand or for download is essential!)

Nov. 15 2010 07:58 PM
Ettore from Brasil

♥ -xxx-

Nov. 15 2010 07:53 PM

Lovely to be here with all of you, my friends!

Nov. 15 2010 07:45 PM
sodium from Australia

YAY! Been waiting for this for ages!!

Nov. 15 2010 07:42 PM
caitlin from florida


Nov. 15 2010 07:39 PM

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