The artist is Jonsi, the lead singer/guitarist/songwriter behind Sigur Ros. The film is called Go Quiet, which is basically a film of Jonsi playing songs after waking up on New Years Day. Be sure to follow along to 1:23, when it picks up considerably. Great stuff; I am a lifelong fan.

From his website:

“the concept behind ‘go quiet’ was simple: it’s new year’s day in reykjavík, and jónsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his party. he avoids cleaning up and instead procrastinates by playing songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of a year gone by” – director dean deblois.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

6 thoughts on “Go Quiet by Jonsi”
    1. Absolutely, Nigel. He is touring as well with this release so hopefully they make it to your neck of the woods, which might be Canberra based on your site? I enjoyed your writing and have subscribed to it so looking forward to more to come. Take care!

      I suppose the real question is how many tracks do you have on your iPod from the Sigur Ros/Jonsi & Alex, Amiina collective? I have them all bunched in one playlist, a playlist that stands above all others (except for yours, Melissa! Running with Chopsticks playlist still holds court in this household!)

        1. No worries at all, Nigel. Enjoy the writing and do hope you continue. It is strange that with the ubiquity of text online, it often feels as though creative prose has been devalued (or at least it feels that people are partaking in it less and less). From my own perspective, I often view all my output online as creative in some way and that (sometimes) satisfies those creative demons that lurk within and are always clamoring to get out. Does that make sense? A day without creative expression is a wasted day. That doesn’t bode well for relaxing on a Sunday morning, but there you have it! Long story short: keep writing and I will keep writing.

          Enjoyed the Frightened Rabbit reference as well. In fact, the other person on this thread tipped me to them and I am forever grateful. http://koreangoldfishie.blogspot.com/ (great blog). Take care Nigel!

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