18.03.2011, Words by Charlie Jones

Björk will perform 'Biophilia', a multimedia residency at Manchester International Festival

The singer will perform six shows on June 30th and July 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th, which will include apps, installations, specially made instruments, and a 30 foot pendulum.

The performances will feature new songs from Bjork’s forthcoming album ‘Biophillia’. The press release explains:

“A multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows, ‘Biophilia’ celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure.

“For these six special shows, Björk will be performing new tracks from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well as music from her genre-defying back catalogue 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 earth’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. These devices make visible some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of tracks.”

Bjork will perform Biophilia at Manchester International Festival on June 30th and July 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th


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