Sigur Rós have scored the soundtrack to a new Taiwanese dance performance entitled ’22° Lunar Halo’.
The piece, helmed by choreographer and artistic director Cheng Tsung-lung, will make its world premiere in Taiwan from April 13-28. You can view a trailer for the performance below.
In addition to Sigur Rós’ score, Berlin and Reykjavík-based artist Kjartan Holm will act as musical directior for ’22° Lunar Halo’.
In a statement posted on Sigur Rós’ website, the dance piece is described as a work that “excavates our deepest fear toward ourselves as human beings through bodies of dancers morphing into concrete symbols of anxieties, struggles, desires and loneliness in the lunatic, ever-changing world of high-end technology, and eventually leads us to a slim hope of love and inner serenity.”
The band recently returned with new music at an event in Los Angeles. The music was premiered at a “Liminal” sound bath event last month and included remixes of music from ‘Tónandi’, the audiovisual augmented reality experience they created, alongside other works from their back catalogue.
They also later released a digital playlist of the performance on streaming services.
The two artists linked up for a spot on the soundtrack to the recent film Boy Erased, which Sivan has a supporting part in.