Daníel Bjarnason to arrange Sigur Rós
August 8th, 2011 | News
Composer Daníel Bjarnason is to work with Sigur Rós on their next studio album. The band has apparently finished some skeletons of songs after having laid low for a while, focusing on other projects and family business. No set release date has been announced as yet but the band has said the album will mark something very new in the band’s history. Daníel has worked with the band before, conducting the London Sinfonietta and London Oratory Boy’s Choir for their epic Abbey Road live recording of the song Ára bátur (from their 2008 release Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust). Daníel has also crossed the borders of classical and pop before, having arranged award winning albums by Ólöf Arnalds and Hjaltalín, among others.
Daníel is a member of renowned label Bedroom Community and released his debut Processions to critical acclaim in early 2010. He has since kept himself busy, performing SÓLARIS with Ben Frost and Sinfonietta Cracovia, playing with Efterklang and their Messing orchestra, conducting, writing new pieces and preparing for the release of SÓLARIS and a new solo album.
In other Bedroom Community news, label founder Valgeir Sigurðsson has been busy working on the new Feist album in the Greenhouse studios, which will be out in October. He’s also playing the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
BedCom member Nico Muhly recently put on his first opera – Two Boys – at the ENO, which you can read all about on Nico’s wonderful blog – www.nicomuhly.com. His second opera, Dark Sisters, is in the works too, with visuals by 59 Productions, who have previously provided stunning visuals for Jónsi (Sigur Rós).