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
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.