This infectiously catchy song, ‘Stóriðjuverkefnið mig’ was composed and performed by Linus Orri Gunnarsson and Þórir Bogason (of Just Another Snake Cult) to lyrics from Jón Örn Loðmfjörð’s book of poetry ‘Gengismunur’, which was composed algorithmically from the text in the Special Investigative Committee’s report on Iceland’s economic collapse.
“I downloaded the report and while my computer slowly extracted and analysed every word in the text, I made a lot of patterns from modern Icelandic poetry – ‘This is how an ideal poem should look like’, and sadly the computer didn’t know any better and complied with my wishes of molesting Icelandic poetry with the economical jargon (and other words) found in the SIC report,” Jón Örn explains.
And what a fitting title track for Haukur Már Helgason’s upcoming documentary film, ‘Ge9n’ (‘A9ainst’ in English), which is about the nine individuals who were charged with attacking parliament in a December 2008 protest against the government’s continued culpability in the economic collapse. Download the song and go see ‘Ge9n’ (with English subtitles) at Bíó Paradís on September 9.
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