Sigur Rós collaborate with Tate Modern for interactive video experience

Also features newly composed music

Sigur Ros have today unveiled a new collaboration with Tate Modern featuring an interactive video experience as well as new music.

Titled ‘States of Matter’, the project is split into four “visual journeys” – plasma, air, solid and liquid – which explore the “past, present and future of Tate Modern, the Bankside building that hosts it in London and its new extension.”

The videos feature original music composed by Orri Páll Dýrason and Georg Hólm. Speaking in a statement, they explain, “With ‘States of Matter,’ we wanted to explore more experimental and textural options. Splitting the track means that each stem had to have its own subtleties, its own identity while being part of a cohesive piece.”


The project is a far cry drummer Orri Páll Dýrason’s project announced in December. The new film Jurassic Bark is a sequel to the 2014 release and – according to the makers – “follows two space dogs as they traverse galaxies and time in search of the elusive bone of enlightenment”.

Dýrason has a history in the movie industry, having put together another dog-themed movie The Three Dogateers Save Christmas alongside bandmate Georg Holm. The previous movie was released in 2014, though it wasn’t until last month that the talking dog movie was confirmed as the work of the Icelandic musicians.

You can watch the ‘States of Matter’ videos below.