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Sigur Rós present a Liminal sound bath with Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley
The Great Oak Stage, Hyde Park, London
from 6.30pm Tues July 9th
Free Event in association with Calm
Event sold out

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“The gig is reinvented” - Sunday Times

"If there’s one band qualified to blur the line between meditation and the music world, it’s Sigur Rós” - Vogue

Liminal is Sigur Rós’s ambient music arm. Liminal sound baths are a way of experiencing the music in a live environment where slowing down, focussing on your senses and being present in the moment are the aim. The setting might typically be a gallery space or museum, flooded with haze and dimly lit, but on Tuesday July 9th Liminal is taken outdoors into Hyde Park and opened up to all-comers, in what promises to be the biggest sound bath event to date.

From 7pm, people are encouraged to come along, find a spot on the grass at the Great Oak stage, lie back and soak up the multi-sensory input. For the artists the sound baths "blur the line between live concert, art installation and some kind of happening”.

“Music heals. Sound heals,” says Sigur Rós producer and artist Alex Somers. “Hopefully these shows can move people and they leave in an altered state. Music can offer us these profound experiences in an instant, and so often when you least expect it.”

To get a feel of the project go to the 3 hours of Liminal mixtapes on your chosen streaming service.

Drawing on the entire Sigur Rós catalogue, including new material, Liminal brings together music from the various strands of the band’s career - collaborations, solo work, film score, AI music, commissions, etc - with those of the wider Sigur Rós family (Somers and producer Paul Corley). In doing so it presents a multi-faceted perspective on the whole Sigur Rós creative universe, taking the listener to a place neither here nor there, a liminal space.

"It was hard not to be affected. I began to recall poignant memories of loved ones while purple fractals bloomed inside my eyelids. I exhaled. I cried.” Vogue

 

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liminal is more than an ambient sigur rós mixtape curated by jónsi, alex somers and paul corley. liminal sees sigur rós as an eco-system.  it identifies the connections and blurs the boundaries between work done and work to come; between new music and ideas barely yet born; between songs written 20 years ago and collaborations to be made tomorrow.  in bringing together these collaborations and commissions – for choreographers, visual artists and new technologies – with solo work and remixes, film score and generative music, as well as friends in the wider sigur rós ‘family’, liminal aims to take the listener to a place neither here nor there, a “liminal” space.  liminal will live as an ‘endless’ mixtape, always growing but never done….

soundbaths are a way of experiencing Liminal in a live arena with other human beings. the haze is thick, the music gauzy and mellifluous, the performance element arcane (jónsi, alex and paul being steeped in gloom), but of undeniable power. there are sleepwalkers in the dark, soaring live vocals and mesmeric sound-reactive lights to bliss you out. everyone surrenders to the stillness and, if it’s been done right, gets to go away feeling like they might just have seen everything from a slightly different angle.

UPCOMING LIMINAL SOUNDBATHS

2019

July 9th

BST – hyde park, london, united kingdom.

SOLD OUT

PAST LIMINAL SOUNDBATHS

2017

april 17

neuehouse, los angeles, california, usa

SOLD OUT

december 30

norður og niður, harpa, reykjavík, iceland

SOLD OUT

2018

may 09

marciano art foundation, los angeles, california, usa

SOLD OUT

may 12

form, arcosanti, arizona, usa

SOLD OUT

june 1

primavera festival, barcelona, spain

SOLD OUT

june 2

primavera festival, barcelona, spain

SOLD OUT

june 20

meltdown, southbank centre, london, uk

SOLD OUT

june 21

meltdown, southbank centre, london, uk

SOLD OUT

june 22

meltdown, southbank centre, london, uk

SOLD OUT

october 13

festival of disruption, los angeles, california, usa

SOLD OUT

october 14

festival of disruption, los angeles, california, usa

SOLD OUT

december 6

los feliz, los angeles

SOLD OUT

2019

february 1st

night of ideas, national history museum of los angeles

SOLD OUT

june 16th

dark mofo, hobart, australia.

SOLD OUT

July 7th

days off festival, paris, france. (two shows)

SOLD OUT