Björk To Play Airwaves

Published July 8, 2011

Artist Björk Guðmundsdóttir will be playing six shows at Iceland Airwaves this fall, festival organisers have announced.
Björk is currently exhibiting her performance and musical piece, Biophilia, at the Manchester International Festival. This fall, however, she will be playing six shows at Harpa. Iceland Airwaves organisers say:

For these six special shows, Björk will be performing new songs from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well as music from her genre-defying back catalogue with a group of unique musical collaborators and a choir of 24 girls, Graduale Nobili. The show will feature a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns – creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern and a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid. These devices reveal some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of the songs.
In connection with the performances, an exhibition demonstrating the visuals, sounds and viruses of the world of Biophilia will be opened. It will run from October 10 to 28 in Harpa – Reykjavík Concert Hall. Educational programs for schoolchildren will also be linked to these performances.

Full information on the event – including when performances are scheduled and how to get tickets – is available here. Available tickets are very limited, so if interested, make this the one impulse buy you make this year.



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