|Photo: Kim Kinsler|
The concert was divided into two parts. The first half of the night began with a stunning new selection titled "Á". Of course, the capacity crowd loved the intense performance of “Glósóli,” which came late in that first half.
The second half featured them performing behind a screen where you could see them, but them were positioned in a "twilight" world of lights and images.
In the second half, one of my favorite of the band's songs, "Saeglopur," was delivered more sparsely than when I've seen it performed with a larger ensemble in the past. But it was still powerful, with Jónsi's falsetto as powerful as ever. I wasn't reviewing the concert last night, but for fans of the group who want to read an in-depth assessment of the night, check out writer Kyle B Smith's review on MXDWN here.
The night allowed the trio to perform a mix of well-known and new material. Here is the setlist:
The fusion of music, stellar symphonic-styled compositions and technology continues to expand the scope of the trio's magical performances, as evidenced by some of the images that my wife Kim and I took during the concert last night.
|Sigur Rós, from left, Georg Hólm, Jónsi Birgisson and Orri Páll Dýrason. Photo: Robert Kinsler|
|Jónsi Birgisson wielding his bow guitar work at the Hollywood|
Bowl on September 24, 2016. Photo: Kim Kinsler
|Performing merely as a trio nowadays (multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson left in early 2013), Sigur Rós continues to conjure up an intoxicating blend of rock, neo-classical and experimental sonics. Photo: Robert Kinsler|