Björk’s back baby. That’s right, everyone’s go-to Icelandic pop culture reference and unofficial queen of kooky headpieces will be gracing the floorboards of Harpa with three weekend performances this summer in collaboration with Iceland Airwaves.
“I want to celebrate the fact that we have come out of the first phase of the coronavirus epidemic and recognise the many Icelandic musicians I’ve worked with over the years”, Björk wrote in a Facebook post.
The three performances will be “unplugged”, replacing percussion and electronics with the musicians from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
A drinks reception will be held after the event to raise funds for the Women’s Refuge Fund.
“The virus has taught us all that we have enough and that we have to help others where we can. And @blacklivesmatter has reminded us strongly to look into our own bosom in terms of racism and respect, we need understanding and more assistance for refugees coming here,” Björk explained.
August 9th 17:00
Björk and Hamrahlíð Choir accompanied by Bergur Þórisson playing the Organ
Conductor Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir
August 15th 17:00
Björk and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra’s string band
Conductor: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
August 23rd 17:00
Björk and the Viibra Flute ensemble joined by Katie Buckley and Jónas Sen
Tickets starting at 4,990 ISK go on sale on July 3rd at 10:00. If you can’t be in Iceland at this time, the events will also be live streamed. Viewers are encouraged to donate to the Women’s Refuge Fund.
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