Rock The Acoustics


Turn this up so you get as good a sound-space as your gear allows:

http://www.bandsintown.com/arstidir
Honestly, I usually avoid devotional music because it’s usually only good in spite of the religion. I assume they are singing some old norse bowling league scores.:

 

The head-space of this recording is similar to (but inferior to) that of the Hilliard Ensemble recording of Arvo Part’s “Stabat Mater” (which I will probably link to some day if I want to make you all cry)

Comments

  1. says

    It took 3 seconds to find this:

    Árstíðir – Singing the 13th century Icelandic hymn “Heyr himna smiður” at the train station in Wuppertal, Germany.

    Marcus, so beautiful, thank you! And I *love* Arvo Part’s Stabat Mater.

  2. says

    Reginald Selkirk@#1:
    Where was that recorded?

    I believe they were on tour in Germany when it was recorded.

    A bit of google-scrollage and I found this:

    Late at night, after their sold-out concert at BuergerBahnhof in Wuppertal (D) ARSTIDIR performed a spontaneous Chorus in the great hall of the station on September, 15th 2013

    It’s better video.

  3. says

    Caine@#2:
    I’ve been told by several vocalists that when someone says “let’s do Arvo Part” everyone curls up in a ball and makes meeping noises. I went to a performance of Te Deum (the one with the aeolian harp in the background) and some of the musicians said Part is suicidally hard.

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