Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson has launched a 23-date tour of Europe and North America.  He'll be playing repertoire from his recent ballet score, Architecture of Loss, and extracts from the suite Dreamland.

He is joined by several musicians, most notablty US violist Nadia Sirota, in addition to Liam Byrne of Fretwork (viola da gamba) and US composer composer/musician Paul Corley.

The tour launched at the debut of the Sonar Festrival in Reykjavik on 15 February, before travelling to the By:Larm festival in Oslo on 16 February, where a 30-minute set had the hushed audience in the Kulturkirken Jacob spellbound.  

The full tour programme can be viewed at the composer's site here.