by / December 17th, 2009 /

Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Ben Frost & Valgeir Sigurðsson for NCH show

The Iceland-based Bedroom Community label presents a tour of its roster called The Whale Watching Tour on April 21st, 2010. Featuring Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Sam Amidon (download a new track here) it takes place in the National Concert Hall priced at €25 from www.nch.ie, or the from the National Concert Hall box office 01-4170000.

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 Sveinbjarnardóttir (violin), Borgar Magnason (double-bass), Helgi Hrafn Jónsson (trombone and vocals), all of whom have all recorded and toured with the four headliners.

<a href="http://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/bedroom-community-sampler">&#8216;The Only Tune: III. The Only Tune&#8217; by Nico Muhly by the Bedroom Community record label</a>

  • Patrick Conboy

    This is the best news I’ve heard in ages! 🙂