Bedroom Community presents: THE WHALE WATCHING TOUR
Nico Muhly – Ben Frost –
Valgeir SigurÃ°sson – Sam Amidon
National Concert Hall, Dublin April 21st, 2010
Tickets €25 online from www.nch.ie, or the from the National Concert Hall box office 01-4170000
In 2006, Icelandic producer Valgeir SigurÃ°sson founded the Bedroom Community record label with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, soon adding Sam Amidon to the intimate roster. After three years of concerts, collaborations and acclaimed album releases, the Bedroom Community is heading out together for a trek across Europe: The Whale Watching Tour.
More than just a series of concerts, this tour is an extension of the ongoing musical exchange between these diverse artists. Disparate musical backgrounds will coexist and collide as Valgeir, Nico, Ben and Sam perform music from their catalogues, as well as introducing new and previously unreleased material (and a surprise or two along the way).
The program will be constructed in true Bedroom Community fashion, where all the artists will contribute to each other’s music on stage, akin to their many studio collaborations. The set will flow undivided between Nico’s twitchy modern compositions, Valgeir’s surgical acoustic-electronica, Ben’s vast noise-scapes and Sam’s traditional tunes and murder ballads (mixed perhaps with liturgical dancing, projections and stories that you never know whether are true or not…)
To aid the creation of this remarkable amalgam of genres on The Whale Watching Tour will be a quartet of extraordinary musicians; Nadia Sirota (viola), Una SveinbjarnardÃ³ttir (violin), Borgar Magnason (double-bass), Helgi Hrafn JÃ³nsson (trombone and vocals), all of whom have all recorded and toured with the four headliners.