JÓNSI & ALEX SOMMERS: RICEBOY SLEEPS

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

In a world premiere, to mark the 10th anniversary of their sonic collaboration, Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and his partner, the American artist and musician Alex Somers, recreate their expansive ambient record Riceboy Sleeps live on stage for the first time, along with their All Animals EP, with a 21-piece orchestra and 12-member choir in the Concert Hall.

An ambitious, mesmerising soundscape combining delicate acoustic playing with layers of piano, choirs and lush orchestration, Riceboy Sleeps marked the debut work of Jón Þór Birgisson with his partner Alex Somers, attracting a devoted following on the strength of tracks like the glimmering “Happiness” and “Boy 1904”.

Experience Jónsi and Alex as they deliver a live event to rival the euphoric immersion of the former’s beloved post rock outfit.