Sit back and soak up this light installation, soundtracked by Sigur Rós

Sit back and soak up this light installation in Iceland, soundtracked by Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós recently composed the soundtrack for an art installation in their hometown of Reykjavík.

The installation took place as a part of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival, an annual event (kind of like Sydney’s Vivid Festival) that celebrates both winter and the growing periods of sunlight in Iceland.

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Sit back and soak up this light installation from the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival in Iceland, soundtracked by hometown heroes, Sigur Rós.

Created by the Iceland Dance Company, Valdimar Johansson, Erna Ómarsdóttir, and Pierre Alain Giraud, the installation, titled Örævi, featured towering video projections depicting strange and ethereal imagery, displayed on two giant reservoirs.

Sigur Rós’ soundtrack is fittingly dark and mysterious, with ambient soundscapes and droning synths. Check it out below.

This isn’t the first time that the band has worked with the Iceland Dance Company.  Late last year, during the Norður og Niður festival (curated by Sigur Rós) the Iceland Dance Company performed a piece titled Myrkrið Faðmar (which means At Dusk, We Embrace), also soundtracked by their music.

[via Iceland Naturally/Pitchfork]