Steindór Andersen, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson: STAFNBÚI
CD + book.
Rímur poetry is an important cultural heritage of the Icelandic nation. Steindór Andersen, the most distinguished Icelandic chanter of rímur, performs twelve of his favourite poems on this recording, accompanied by the mystical music of the award winning film composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.
Includes a beautiful 80 page informative booklet describing the history of the rímur in Icelandic, English and German along with excerpts of all the texts.
Many will have remembered when Steindór and Hilmar Örn performed The Raven's Magic (Hrafnagaldur Óðins) with the legendary Icelandic group Sigur Rós almost ten years ago. Stafnbúi is a logical continuation of that project and the CD has been six years in the making.
Book size: 16 x 21 cm
Text in Icelandic, English and German.