Bjork unveils a brand new music and multimedia residency at Manchester International Festival. The festival welcomes the Icelandic icon to Manchester, who will present her most ambitious and exciting work to date, answering the question, ‘Where do music, nature and technology meet?’.
The multi-media project entitled Biophilia, incorporates music, apps, internet, installations and live shows. Which in turn, aims to contribute a celebration of how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, its planetary systems and the tiny atom structures.
For a three week residency, Bjork will be performing six intimate shows at Campfield Market Hall, playing host to her first UK dates in over three years. The performances will feature brand new tracks from Bjork’s forthcoming album Biophilia, as well as music from her boundary-blurring back catalogue.
Accompanied by unique musical collaborators, the show will also feature some specially adapted and crafted instruments. A bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ, a thirty foot pendulum that harnesses the Earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns, a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid and a pin barrel harp are all prepared for the show, raring to reflect the physical processes that are subject matter to the tracks.
Following the Manchester premiere, the Biophilia live show will travel to major cities around the world. This will see a collaboration with Manchester International Festival, who will be working with young people in Manchester to explore the musicological and scientific ideas behind the project, in a series of unique workshops.
Bjork – Biophilia.
Campfield Market Hall, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester, M3 4FH.
Thursday 30th June at 8:30pm.
Sunday 3rd & Sunday 10th July at 4pm.
Thursday 7th & Wednesday 13th & Saturday 16th July at 8.30pm.
Tickets prices range from £45 and available here. Quaytickets +44 (0) 161 876 2198
Manchester International Festival 2011 will run from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 17th July 2011.