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Special Biophilia Appearance by Björk at Iceland Airwaves

Icelandic superstar Björk will make a special appearance at Iceland Airwaves 2011 music festival with her Biophilia live show, exhibition and educational program; six intimate shows in Reykjavík.


From Björk’s Biophilia show. Courtesy of Iceland Airwaves.

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, as described in a press release from Iceland Airwaves.

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 and a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid.

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, the new Reykjavík concert and conference center. Educational programs for schoolchildren will also be linked to these performances.

Biophilia, which is held in collaboration with Smekkleysa/Bad Taste and Manchester International Festival, premiered at Manchester International Festival on Thursday evening and was praised by Morgunbladid music critic Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen.

Icelandair sponsors Iceland Airwaves and the Biophilia show in Iceland.

Click here for show dates and tickets and here to read more about the lineup at Iceland Airwaves.

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