Sigur Rós for Impact Romania concert

St Andrew’s church on Westland Row was a splendid venue for this concert of some of the music of Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The huge interior of the church and its beautiful resonant acoustic meant that the string quintet (3 vln, vla, c.), piano, electric bass and percussion could support Aisling Dexter’s impressive vocals with little or no amplification; the building suited the expansive, minmalist music very well, lending a quiet austerity. A highlight was a song from another Icelandic phenomenon, Björk’s Joga from her Homogenic album, Miss Dexter obviously relishing the more expressive vocal line.

Pianist, Brian Denvir, had done an excellent job of transcribing and arranging the parts for the group, all of whom are members of the Dublin University Orchestral Society.

Sigur Rós concert by DU Orchestral Society

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