Ah, Hyde Park.
SIGUR RÓS PRESENTS LIMINAL: A live ambient performance by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley
LOCATION: THE GREAT OAK STAGE
Tues July 9th, 7pm
Liminal is Sigur Rós’s ambient music arm. Liminal sound baths are a way of experiencing the music in a live environment where slowing down, focussing on your senses and being present in the moment are the aim. The setting might typically be a gallery space or museum, flooded with haze and dimly lit, but on Tuesday July 9th Liminal is taken outdoors into Hyde Park and opened up to all-comers, in what promises to be the biggest sound bath event to date.
From 7pm, people are encouraged to come along, find a spot on the grass at the Great Oak stage, lie back and soak up the multi-sensory input.
“Music heals. Sound heals,” says Sigur Rós producer and artist Alex Somers. “Hopefully these shows can move people and they leave in an altered state. Music can offer us these profound experiences in an instant, and so often when you least expect it.”
Drawing on the entire Sigur Rós catalogue, including new material, Liminal brings together music from the various strands of the band’s career - collaborations, solo work, film score, AI music, commissions, etc - with those of the wider Sigur Rós family (Somers and producer Paul Corley). In doing so it presents a multi-faceted perspective on the whole Sigur Rós creative universe, taking the listener to a place neither here nor there, a liminal space.