Posted in To Do | music on October 5, 2007

Valgeir Sigurðsson"Valgeir Sigurðsson (born 1971) is an Icelandic record producer, mixer, composer, engineer and programmer. He has been Björk's main studio conspirator since 1998 and continues to work with an array of innovative artists internationally as well as in his native Iceland.......Valgeir Sigurðsson's credits include....Bjork, Nico Muhly, Sigur Ros...[Wikipedia]"

"He [Nico Muhly] is amazing !!" [Bjork to BrooklynVegan]

Sigur Ros is playing two short shows in NYC on October 6th.

"Some people are saying it's the wordless show at lincoln center, others are saying it's bjork or will oldham or antony who are the special guests" [Sigur Ros secret show speculation in the comments]

Fri 10/5/2007 7:30 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM
Good-Shepherd Faith Church
At Lincoln Center
152 West 66th StreetNew YorkNY

Nico Muhly
Valgeir Sigurdsson
Sandro Perri

Tickets for this Wordless Music Series show are no longer available online, but you can get a few at the door. Secret show? I am not confirming that, but it sounds good either way.

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Comments (30)

Go ahead, BV, you can confirm it. Word was out days ago for people to get tickets. They slept and they lost out. It is pretty well known anyway already(in those circles) that it is Sigur Ros playing. Not really speculation at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:07 PM

"They slept and they lost out."

nobody lost out. It is not sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:17 PM

Forchrissakes, Sigur Ros are not playing, they are just playing backup on a couple of songs at most.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:39 PM

would anybody even know if they did play??

i wouldn't be able to identify a member of sigur ros if my life depended on it

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:43 PM

yep - it's pretty well known that they're doing a short set tonight

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:53 PM

Is Cheeseburger supposed to be playing this as well? Does anyone know if that is well know, or partially thought to be true, and so on and what not?

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:57 PM

"Forchrissakes, Sigur Ros are not playing, they are just playing backup on a couple of songs at most."

People like this are so fun, and yet so very sad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:58 PM

Forchrisakes!CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESEBURGEEEEER!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:07 PM

update, official PR:

"Valgeir Sigurdsson, whose debut album "Ekvilibrium" is set for an Oct. 30 release, performs as previously emailed to you on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Good Shepherd Faith Church. New news though, two of Valgeir's friends will be joining him during his set: Sigur Ros and Will Oldham."

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 5, 2007 2:11 PM

You fools. It's Daft Punk!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:14 PM

What time does Daft Punk come on??

Posted by yay! | October 5, 2007 2:14 PM

I just ran into Bono and the Edge on the street. They're also going to be appearing in the show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:27 PM

Everyone in the whole world knows that Sigur Ros are playing a complete set at Nico Muhly's show tonight. The New York Times wrote a lengthy article about it like, 3 whole days ago, but that was after Beethoven told me himself while he was playing a show in my friend's bathtub.

This is like, so old news, BV. Not really speculation. Total fact.

Posted by Matt | October 5, 2007 2:30 PM

"People like this are so fun, and yet so very sad."

"two of Valgeir's friends will be joining him during his set: Sigur Ros and Will Oldham"

Told you so, dumbass!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:31 PM

they are NOT playing a full set, 4-5 songs acoustic at best

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:47 PM

Yup, one of the people in charge of the Wordless Music Series pretty much said as much at the Beirut show. Expect Sigur Ros at the Good-Shepherd Faith Church. I'm looking forward.

Posted by sj | October 5, 2007 2:49 PM

u guys still think there's a chance to get in, should you get there at around 630? it's the earliest i can jet from the office...thoughts? predictions?

Posted by vinz | October 5, 2007 3:46 PM

does anyone know if antony is going to be there? he sings vocals on the last track of muhly's cd.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 5:25 PM

the main program was solid... but i wonder how many tickets were bought in the past few days for ppl just wanting to see sigur ros. they played 3 songs... jonsi's voice gives chills and goosebumps.. amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 2:18 AM

Anybody know what Sigur Ros' second song was tonight? I didn't recognize it. Is it new? (If it is not, feel free to deride me and tell me I'm not a true fan and I didn't deserve to be there or some such idiocy.) Everything was beautiful tonight. Some of Valgeir's songs were fantastic, especially the bits with Will Oldham and the piece called Focal Point. And Sufjan was in the crowd tonight with his goofy ear flap hat on. Does he live in Brooklyn? Does he usually pop up at NYC shows? I was pretty surprised to see him just chillin' in the aisle and hanging out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 3:40 AM

"Forchrissakes, Sigur Ros are not playing, they are just playing backup on a couple of songs at most."

First i just had to respond to this fuckhead. Hahahaa go stick a pitchfork up your ass you jerkoff. You were WRONG.

Secondly, beautiful show not just the sigur ros part. And yes Sufjan was there. I was sitting right in back of him along with 2 of the guys from The National. They were all impatient and left right before Sigur Ros came on. Poor Sufjan was complaining he had to get out of there. Hard to blame him cause it was a sauna in there. Also there was Superwolf Matt or Chavez Matt however you like supporting his buddy Will.
Great show and got to see Sigur Ros play the same amount of songs they are playing tomorrow night for umm lets see 35 dollars less.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 4:15 AM

if the songs that sigur rós played were the same as their acoustic 3 song show (before the "heima" screening) last week in helsinki then check out the lossless torrent of that recording: http://www.mininova.org/tor/921305

the helsinki tracklisting was: njósnavélin, heima, ágætis byrjun

Posted by darren | October 6, 2007 11:50 AM

No, they were different songs. Good Shepherd's third song was Untitled 4 from (). The second one I didn't know being Heima is a good bet though, cheers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 12:10 PM

untitled 4 from ( ) is also known as njósnavélin, so perhaps the order was a bit different from the helsinki gig. but the same three songs were played :)

Posted by darren | October 6, 2007 12:35 PM

I'm with Sufjan, I left around the same time. Great show up through Will Oldham, but way too hot for me after 2+ hours. Could have done without the opening act.... Aren't these concerts being streamed somewhere?

Posted by SaltnPepper | October 6, 2007 1:08 PM

i also saw one of the cocorosie chicks there - the dark-haired one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 1:14 PM

SaltnPepper:

if you beared with the heat for 2+ hours,why not devote another 15 minutes to see sigur? leaving befor sigur is like jetting out of church before communion!

but a lot of ppl were standing for 2+ hours and did just fine. with 2 intermissions and the chance to go outside with free wine for some fresh air a couple of times... it really wasnt that unbearable. but the place did seem a tny bit cleared out by the time sigur was on.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 1:22 PM

right - just got confirmation that the sigur ros setlist was in this order 'ágætis byrjun' 'heima' and 'njósnavélin' (aka untitled 4 from ( ),)

Posted by darren | October 6, 2007 1:24 PM

why does Sufjan wear that goofy ear-flap hat? I've seen him wear that before on a hot, sunny day. it's just strange. It was really hot at the church, after a few minutes in the foyer area I just left. seemed way to crowded and hot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 1:33 PM

sure it was really hot when you first arrive.

but like anything else that gets refracted through the lense of human experience, you fucking get used to it!

imagine we lived in the third world.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 2:13 PM

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