Score One for Valgeir Sigurðsson


Limning that boundary between chamber and classical on the one side and rock and electronica on the other, is composer/producer Valgeir Sigurðsson's score for “Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”), a documentary about the exploitation of Iceland's natural resources.  Sigurðsson is probably best known for working with Bjork, but for this record of anxious and driving music, he has teamed up with his Bedroom Community labelmates; composer/arranger Nico Muhly, industrial doomster Ben Frost, and folksinger Sam Amidon, among others.   We’ll hear from Sigurðsson’s record for this New Sounds, and much more.

PROGRAM # 3028 post-chamber and post-classical music (First aired on Wed. 1/20/10)





Valgeir Sigurðsson

“Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”)

Dreamland [3:45]
Cold Ground, Hot [4:43]
Nowhere Land [4:53]
Helter Smelter [4:18]

Bedroom Community HVALUR8

Robert Sadin

The Art of Love: Music of Machaut

Douce dame [3:24]
Comment [5:32]

Deutsche Grammophon 474 1952



Standing Still [5:47]

Soft Landing Records SLR002
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Valgeir Sigurðsson

“Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”)

Draumaland [2:28] Past Tundra [5:06]

See above.

P.G. Six

Music from the Sherman Box Series and Other Works

The Book Of Rayguns For 6 Electric Guitars

Amish Records AMI024