Ljós, “light” in Icelandic, is a music and visual project by Christian Helgi, Franco-Icelandic multi-instrumentalist & photographer.
Fully based on improvisation from jazz influence but integrating traditional music processes, with post-rock, ambient and electronic music esthetics.
Impressionist layers of winds, percussion, synths, strings, electronics and sounds of nature are channeled together in a tribute to the elements : earth, water, air, fire and void. An invitation to elevation. The result is a set of musical landscapes, with a focus on colors, space and texture.
First album will be released in 2023. Joined by Tim Garson and Charles St Dizier and guests.
Influences: Sigur Ros, Samaris, Hjalmar, Pharoas Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jack de Johnettes, Carbon Based Lifeform, BCUC, Philip Glass.