Jónsi & Alex contribute to the “Musician as Designer” Series

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

As part of the “Musician as Designer” Series by Soundscreen Design, Jónsi & Alex have designed the July 2011 installment. The design is now available from the Soundscreen Design webstore.

Happy holidays! Here are some ringtones.

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Hello all! We just wanted to send you season’s greetings and a little holiday treat. Here’s a collection of ringtones we made, both from Riceboy Sleeps as well as other stuff we were doing around the time we were making the album. There’s 26 in all, which you can download in either MP3 or M4R (iPhone) format.

Morning hot chocolate

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1/4 heaping teaspoon vanilla powder
2 or 3 tablespoons of your favorite honey
1heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
tiny bit of maple syrup
tiny bit of agave syrup
a pinch of salt
2 cups of hot water, not toooooo hot : )

… blend everything until it’s just right… enjoy!!
-J&A

Riceboy Sleeps concert stream & photos

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Last week, Riceboy Sleeps was performed for the first time live at the Church of St Paul the Apostle in New York City, along with the contemporary classical piece ‘Credo’ by Kjartan of Sigur Rós. The works were performed by The Latvian National Choir and the Wordless Music Orchestra. Jónsi & Alex joined the groups onstage for the Riceboy Sleeps concert, Jónsi occasionally lending a little bit of his voice to the performance.

The performance was broadcast on WQXR’s contemporary classical music stream Q2. Please find a direct link below to the on-demand audio stream.

Slideshow from the concert & dress rehearsal:

Riceboy Sleeps world premiere

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Tonight in New York City, the first live performance of ‘Riceboy Sleeps’ by Jónsi & Alex takes place. The performance is part of ‘White Light‘ series being held by Lincoln Centre.

For ‘Riceboy Sleeps’, the programme is as follows:

Transcription, orchestration, and choral arrangement by David Handler
Selections from Riceboy Sleeps (2006/10) (world premiere)
- Sleeping Giant
- Indian Summer
- Happiness
- Daníell in the Sea
- Atlas Song
- Boy 1904
Performed by: Jónsi & Alex, Latvian National Choir, Wordless Music Orchestra, Milarsky

Also performed will be two pieces from Kjartan Sveinsson (from Sigur Rós).

The event is sold out but the audio of the concert will be streaming live on the wqxr.org website and will be available on demand after the event. (view here for the starting time of the event in your time zone)

Here is a note from the management on how the run up to the event has been:

First rehearsal with choir and orchestra in St Paul the Apostle late last night. lots of teething problems. Sounds completely different when you take it out of a tiny rehearsal room. Not aided by fact that, being church, everything has to be broken down for mass now and again. I guess if they weren’t stressed they wouldn’t be human. Got a feeling it’s going to come together today. it’d better!

and now for some pictures:

orchestra

choir parts

riceboy

pews

Riceboy Sleeps performance in NYC

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

On November 15th in New York City, Jónsi & Alex will perform Riceboy Sleeps with the Wordless Music Orchestra. More information about the evening and the other elements of the evening is available on sigur-ros.co.uk

Jónsi & Alex at Turkish Exhibition

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

This weekend Jónsi and Alex will be taking part at the opening event for “The Morning Line” in Eminönü Square, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Morning Line is saturated with fifty speakers, using a unique interactive computer controlled sound system, conceived and implemented by the Music Research Centre of York University.

For the presentation in Istanbul guest sound curator Russell Haswell has invited Jana Winderen, Peter Zinovieff, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, and Yasunao Tone to conceive new acoustic works, commissioned by T-B A21. Two other new works by Ghostigital and Jónsi & Alex are also being presented for the first time in Istanbul.”

‘All Animals’ by Jónsi & Alex will be part of the exhibit with them also performing it at the opening event. Also performing on the evening is Cevdet Erek, Lee Ranaldo, Ghostigital. The opening event is free and open to the public.

More information here: background to the event, an overview, participants

Final recipe show: Raw Vegan Lasagne

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Here’s the final installment of the Jónsi & Alex Recipe Show for now, where Jónsi & Alex demonstrate how to make their Raw Vegan Lasagne.

Jónsi & Alex Recipe Show - Raw Vegan Lasagne
Jónsi & Alex Recipe Show – Raw Vegan Lasagne


We hope you’ve enjoyed these little videos, and that they help you get started in making raw food. As Alex says, you don’t have to subscribe to the whole raw food thing to experiment with these recipes. Making raw food is easier and tasier than you think!

All Jónsi & Alex recipe videos

Jónsi on Craig Ferguson

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Jónsi and Alex have been keeping busy lately touring the world in support of Jónsi’s solo album “Go”. Alex joins Jónsi onstage on all his tour dates playing keys and guitar, plus a few Icelandic dudes (Doddi, Óbó and Úlfur) comprising the tour’s live band.

On Tuesday night Jónsi and his band performed Go Do on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. You can watch the performance below.

Jónsi on Craig Ferguson
Jónsi on Craig Ferguson


Dress rehearsal for Jónsi’s live show

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

jónsi will be joined on his world tour by alex playing guitar, úlfur hansson on bass, þorvaldur þorvaldsson on drums and ólafur björn ólafsson on piano. the tour kicks off in vancouver on april 6th, followed by 40+ concerts in 13 concerts (more to be announced). check out the full concert listing on jonsi.com/concerts.

a few weeks back we sent out a request to people on jónsi’s mailing list, asking for extras who would like to appear, dressed as animals, in a video shoot with jónsi in london. we didn’t tell people the exact nature of the event apart from that.

on friday evening everyone arrived to 3 mills studios, where the rehearsals for jónsi’s live show were taking place over the previous few weeks. it was a fantastic sight to see everyone dressed up in the outfits or with animal masks on – but still, people weren’t really sure what they had come to see.



the outfits were fantastic and we’d like to thank to everyone for the effort they went to, here are some examples:

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so, back to the evenings proceedings. the production manager gave a quick introduction highlighting safety, fire escapes and the logistics of the evening. he then handed over to mark grimmer of 59 productions who gave an introduction to the event. mark then told the audience the main purpose of the evening was a little more than a video shoot – the extras would be the first audience to see the new live show in full – the new live band, the set, the songs, the lighting and so on.

jónsi came on stage with his new live band; alex somers playing guitar, úlfur hansson on bass, þorvaldur þorvaldsson on drums and ólafur björn ólafsson on piano. over the next seventy minutes or so they played all the songs from go as well as a few brand new songs.

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thanks to 3 mills, the crew, emi, 59 productions, the management, jónsi and the band as well as the audience for a fantastic evening.

all photos by darren webb / jonsi.com

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