OKAY. FREAKING OUT.
BjÃ¶rk is about to unveil the next chapter of her musical career with an “extraordinary immersive project” to be featured during a 3-week residency at the Manchester International Festival.
During her stay, BjÃ¶rk will be holding 6 live concerts in which the Icelandic goddess will perform brand new songs from her upcoming studio album, entitled Biophilia. Um…AMAZING! (Fact: BjÃ¶rk has the BEST album titles…ever.)
From Dazed Digital:
The world premiere of BjÃ¶rk’s Biophilia live show will be held at Manchester International Festival for a three-week residency – across six intimate shows in the Campfield Market Hall for audiences of 1800, as her first UK dates in over three years. For these six special shows, BjÃ¶rk will be performing new tracks from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well as with a small group of unique musical collaborators. 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 earthâ€™s gravitational pull to create musical patterns – creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp.
In a special collaboration with MIF, the Biophilia live show will travel to major cities around the world following the Manchester premiere. MIF will also be working with young people in Manchester to explore the musicological, scientific and technological ideas behind the project. In a series of educational workshops schoolchildren will be given the unique opportunity to experience the world of Biophilia first hand, and to immerse themselves in the endlessly rich and inspiring place where cutting edge technology, music and nature meet.
New studio album? Traveling tour featuring educational workshops for schoolchildren? GRAVITATIONAL PULL PENDULUM INSTRUMENTS? Hold me…because I really can’t.2011: BEST YEAR OF MUSIC EVER.