Sigur Ros launch ‘Route One’ app, reveal 360° video

The Icelandic band have revealed two new versions of their 24-hour “slow TV” event

Sigur Ros live-streamed a trailer for the mysterious ‘Route One’ project last month (June), before launching a 24-hour “slow TV” event broadcasting a trip along Route 1, a road that goes around Iceland, to an elongated version of their new single ‘Óveður’.

Now the band has revealed a full 360°-version of the ‘Route One’ project, which allows users to enjoy a rotational view of the Icelandic countryside. You can see the video below, as well as the HD version of the original at the bottom of the page.

Sigur Ros has also launched an app of the ‘Route One’ project, which is available via iTunes for iOS. It allows users to manipulate ‘Óveður’


Last month, Sigur Rós also unveiled a new collaboration with Tate Modern featuring an interactive video experience alongside 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.”


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