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Audio: Bjork, Patti Smith, Lykke Li Perform at ‘Let’s Protect the Park’ Benefit Concert in Iceland

Patti Smith and Darren Aronofsky at screening of “Noah.”

On March 18, 2014 at at Harpa in Reykjavík, Iceland, a benefit concert, Let’s Protect the Park, was held featuring Bjork, Patti Smith, Lykke Li and others.

Over $300,000 was raised for Icelandic environmental organizations.

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” which was filmed in Iceland, was screened that night.

Listen to over an hour of the concert, including a beautiful set by Patti Smith.

Plus a fan-shot video of all the artists performing the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

– A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post –

Audio: Patti Smith Shares New Collaboration with Kronos Quartet, ‘ ‘Mercy Is’

A new Patti Smith song, “Mercy Is,” was debuted yesterday on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 radio show, the NME reports.

The track is featured at the 2:55:00 mark. You can easily advance to hear it if you don’t want to listen to the entire three-hour show.

Smith wrote the song specifically for the film “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe in the title role and shot in Iceland. She recorded it with the Kronos Quartet.

The soundtrack is scored by Clint Mansell.

“My orchestrator Matt Dunkley and I arranged the music which we roughly laid out alongside Patti’s demo,” Mansell told Hobbs, “and then we had Kronos and Patti play together in the studio, so it was all done in quite an old school way. This process allowed Patti and Kronos to really express themselves and really find their performance.”

You can listen to it here.

– A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post –