Howard Assembly Room
The Howard Assembly Room is temporarily closing its doors for our major Music Works redevelopment, reopening in 2020 with more thrilling music and performance in the heart of Leeds.
The Icelandic string group amiina cut their teeth as Sigur Rós’ string section for over a decade.
Since establishing the band independently, they have developed a sound based on sweeping melody and open-minded instrumentation, becoming progressively more rugged as they have matured.
Here they perform their haunting live soundtrack to a screening of Juve Contre Fantômas, one of the 1913 Fantômas silent film series. Their score enhances the eerie darkness in Louis Feuillade’s classic thriller, suspensefully building a delicate structure of pounding rhythms and electronics that explores the meeting points of contemporary classical, electronic and pop composition.
’gorgeous textures, smart leitmotifs, intricate details and [an] underlying aura of mystery. Quietly spooktacular.’
— The Irish Times