Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sigur Rós - Summer Solstice Tour of Iceland

Sigur Rós – Route One is a live 'slow TV' event, which for 24 hours will be live broadcasting a summer solstice journey around Iceland. Rock band Sigur Rós are currently driving around Iceland's 1,332km long coastal ring road and broadcasting the whole event on YouTube.

If you visit the Sigur Rós – Route One website you can watch the live stream of the event and view the band's real-time position on a Google Map. I actually suspect that the band members themselves are not participating in the actual drive. However the live stream of the journey does include a Sigur Rós soundtrack.

The soundtrack is being created live by generative music software using elements from the Sigur Rós' song 'óveður'.

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