(4) Kjartan Sveinsson
Composer and actor. He is playing the parts of Júst and Örn Úlfar.
A composer of classical music and former rock star, Kjartan was the keyboardist of the Wagnerian rock and roll band Sigur Rós for the past twenty years. Kjartan means business when it comes to banging out big music, yet he is still a true gentleman. Kjartan has contributed to many of Ragnar’s recent works, composing the music for Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen, which opened at the Volksbühne in Berlin earlier this year. He also wrote a score for the brass band who performed daily on the S.S. Hangoverat the Gaggiandre throughout the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Hayao Miyazaki and his mother.
I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
Sigur Rós cover The Rains of Castamere for Season 4 of HBO’s Game Of ThronesAnd so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.
Photo by Lilja Gunnarsdottir
Sigur Rós will appear in Sunday’s Episode of Game of Thrones named “The Lion and the Rose”. I can’t wait to see it! ;)