Sigur Rós: 'Valtari Film Experiment'

Updated 12/13/2012

Sigur Ros goes "Dark Side of the Rainbow."

Icelandic band Sigur Ros.

When: 7 p.m. Sun. Where: Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE., Mpls. Tickets: $8. Icelandic band Sigur Ros has long created entrancing visual imagery to match its ambient, minimalist sound. With their new "Valtari Film Experiment," timed to screen on all seven continents (including Antarctica) this weekend, the band departs from the live-performance angle of 2009's "Heima" and 2011's "Inni." Instead, they showcase short films by a slew of noted directors, matched to each of the tracks off their latest album, "Valtari." Among the renowned directors tapped for the project are Ramin Bahrani ("Chop Shop") and John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") as well as noted music-video director Alma Har'el, all of whom are past Sigur Ros collaborators. The twist: Each director was given free rein to create visuals without consulting with the band. The results are accordingly eclectic and mesmerizing. ( PELOQUIN