Sigur Ros and Steindór Andersen.

Sigur Ros and Steindór Andersen.

Odin’s Raven Magic is a 2002 orchestral setting to the Icelandic poem Hrafnagaldr Óðins. The composition was a collaboration by Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen, Páll Guðmundsson and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir. It was premiered at the Reykjavík Arts Festival on 24 May 2002 – This is chapter 3.

Steindór Andersen is a brilliant musician, who has the most emotive voice; he is celebrated for the old Icelandic Rímur singing. Rímur are epic poems,  the earliest of which date from the 14th century.

Here Steindór sings with Sigur Ros- Hugann Seiða Svalli Frá:

 

Here is another collaboration of Sigur Ros and Steindór Andersen- Fjöll í austri fagurblá :

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