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Johann Johannsson and Goldmund 

When: Thu., May 13, 8 p.m. 2010
Price: $12-15
When the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted recently, it wreaked havoc the flight paths of every plane in Europe, not to mention the damage it did to the terrain of Iceland. But the still photographs of the eruption were unexpectedly, weirdly gorgeous: black smoke, gray ash, and luminous blue ice—even crackles of red-hot lightning—transposed to make otherworldly images of serene and powerful beauty. The work of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is similarly eerie, with placid overtones concealing an uneasy current of elemental strength. There's nothing even remotely toe-tapping on Jóhannsson's most recent release, And in the Endless Pause There Came the Sound of Bees, which is the orchestral soundtrack to an animated film called Varmints, but it shivers with a slow, glacial beauty. On this tour, Jóhannsson is accompanied by a six-piece band, performing with a trademark mixture of classical and electronic instrumentation. NED LANNAMANN

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