Icelandic ambient rockers Sigur Ros are known for their unusual musical style with lyrics that no one can understand – because they are made up. The rocker recently released the album “Valtari” and are inviting all movie and video makers create a video for the song of their choice from “Valtari”. The winner will have his or her video placed on the front page of the Sigur Ros site and a prize of $5,000.
Deadline for entrants in the contest is September 10; with voting between September 11 and 18, and the winner announced October 2.
In the 18 years since forming, Sigur Ros have always left it up to their fans to decide what and how to feel when listening to the band’s music. They have followed the same philosophy when making music videos. Titled the Mystery Film Experiment, the band is leaving it up to the video maker as to what song, concept, and video gets created.
The video must be a previously unpublished original material and submitted to You Tube or Vimeo and include a description of the video. Pornographic or explicit videos will not be allowed. The contest is open to anyone 18 and over.
For more details go to: www.sigur-ros.co.uk.
Sigur Ros – Jonsi, Kjarri, Orri, and Georg – have released six albums; each depicting a musical description of their island nation home of Iceland.
With the recent release of “Valtari” the band is embarking on a world tour with some of the dates already sold out.
July 29 & 30 at the Mann in Philadelphia, PA
July 31 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 1 at Echo beach in Toronto, ON
Aug. 3 at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal, QC
Aug. 5 at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, IL
Aug. 8 at the Paramount in Seattle, WA
Aug. 9 at Edgefield in Portland, OR
Aug. 11 at Outside Lands in San Frnacisco, CA
Aug. 12 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles
Aug. 18 & 19 at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan
Aug. 24 at the Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France
Aug. 25 at the Winterthur Festival in Steinberggassee, Switzerland
Aug. 27 at the Rivierenhof in Antwerp, Belgium
Aug. 28 & 29 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug. 31 at the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland
Sept. 2 at A Perfect Day Festival in Verona, Italy
Sept. 4 at the Arena in Vienna, Austria
Sept. 5 at Leon Stukelj Square in Maribor, Slovenia
Sept. 7 at the Berlin Festival in Berlin, Germany
Sept. 9 at Bestival on the Isle of Wight in England
Sept. 11 at Theatre antique in Arles, France
Sept. 12 at Le Bikini in Toulouse, France
Sept. 14 & 15 at the Dcode Festival in Madrid, Spain
Sept. 16 & 17 at the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, Poland
Nov. 4 at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland
Nov. 11 at the Harvest Gathering in Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 13 at the Belvoir Amphitheatre in Perth, Australia
Nov. 15 at The Barton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 17 at the Harvest Festival in Sydney, Australia
Nov. 18 at the Harvest Festival in Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 21 at the Taiwan University Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan
Nov. 23 at For Canning in Singapore
Nov. 25 at the Urbanscapes Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia