21 April 2008
Having completed a busy winter of projects including a collaboration with New York sound artist Bora Yoon for the vinyl based publication Journal of Popular Noise, a score for the Australian Chunky Move Dance Company's new production Mortal Engine in collaboration with Interactive systems designer Frieder Weiß and Laser/sound artist Robin Fox, and a score for the feature film How To Change In 9 Weeks Ben is now back home in Reykjavik writing his much anticipated and as yet untitled new album: its coming along slowly but surely!
26th, SKIF Festival, Institute of Modern Art, St Petersburg Russia
27th NBI Club, Berlin Germany
30th BOZAR, Iceland on the edge Festival, Brussels Belgium
14th-19th Tour with Steintryggur TBA Iceland
30th Mutek Festival, Montreal Canada
w/Tim Hecker and Christian Fennesz
13 March 2008
A track from Nico Muhly’s upcoming album Mothertongue is featured in the latest edition of The Wire Tapper CD that comes free with the April issue of Wire Magazine, available at newsstands today.
The piece is a section from the album’s title track ‘Mothertongue’ which lasts a whole 19 minutes in its full version. It is written for Abigail Fischer, a New York based mezzo-soprano and an ensemble of oboe, strings synthesizers, electric bass, celesta and electronics.
5 March 2008
If you have ben visiting our website lately you could be thinking that we had nothing to report, but little could be further from the truth...
Following a hard-disk crash our web department was left paralyzed and it’s only now that we are getting back on track, and with a brand new design too! We’ve noticed a steady increase in number of visitors on Bedroom Community’s website even though we’ve been unable to report anything new since we announced the pre-release information on Sam Amidon’s All is Well.
Bedroom Community and it’s members have all been flooded with activity at the same time, so we are looking forward to more frequent updates in the coming weeks.
One of the recent highlights has been the glowing reception of our latest release and we’ve updated the review section for All is Well. Sam Amidon has been on tour in the UK, playing solo or with a string quartet. There is more touring and live activity ahead for Sam, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Ben Frostand Nico Muhly. Until we get our Gig-section together, please watch each artist’s MySpace for details (click on their name for link).
We were also pleased to hear that our label was nominated for the 36th annual DV Cultural Award in Iceland. Out of the 5 nominees in the music category Amiina came first and we would like to congratulate them on this achievement!
15 January 2008
Our first release of 2008 is coming up in a few weeks, 4th February in fact. You can now pre-order this sublime album from our online shop and be among the first to get a copy.
Sam Amidon delivers his renderings of traditional Appalachian songs in a unique voice accompanied by his guitar and banjo. The tracks were then produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson in his Greenhouse Studios in Iceland, who as well as providing bass-lines, electronic textures and percussion, called on the services of Nico Muhly to write orchestrations that add a completely new dimension and depth unheard in context of these songs. Other participants include Ben Frost, Eyvind Kang, Aaron Siegel and Morse.
Watch a video for the first single ‘Saro’ here.
Pre-order Sam Amidon’s ‘All Is Well’ here.
Listen to samples on MySpace: Sam Amidon / Bedroom Community