Bjork Announces New York City Residency
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:36:02
Björk will take up a residency in New York City to support her new album Biophilia. She'll be doing a 10-night run in New York City in February and March, as well as a three-week long education workshop. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
A press release was issued, indicating that the workshop would feature "interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children, the series leads students on an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia's songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses and more. Students will also learn to use the Biophilia apps as tools for music composition. This program has been incorporated into the Icelandic school syllabus…Björk has collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multi-media exploration of the universe and its physical forces–particularly those where music, nature and technology meet. The project is inspired by and explores these relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic."
As for he concert series? It will include an orchestra filled with a vast array of instruments as well as the award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir. Wow! Bjork is next leveling it with this residency and workshop. She always was out there, which we love.
Björk 2012 Tour Dates in New York:
02/03 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/06 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/09 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/12 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/15 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/18 – Queens, NY @ New York Hall of Science
02/22 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
02/25 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
02/28 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
03/02 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Are you a Manhattanite planning to see Björk in NYC over the next two months? What do you think of the workshop?