Aw, New Yorkers, you're so lucky!
Instead of doing a traditional tour, Björk has announced that she'll be setting up a residency in New York to showcase her album Biophilia.
She'll be doing a ten-night run in New York City in February and March, as well as a three-week long education workshop. Not exactly sure what that even entails, but it sounds fabulous.
The press release describes it as:
"Featuring 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."
Six shows will take place in the New York Hall of Science and the remaining four will be at the famous Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. She will also be doing other shows around Europe in March through August.
The concert series will include an orchestra filled with a vast array of instruments as well as the award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir.
Here's a list of the dates:
Björk 2012 Tour Dates:
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
03/31 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
05/11 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Sonar Sao Paulo
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/09 – Porto, PR @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/22 – Santiago de Compostela, ES @ The Plaza
06/27 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
06/30 – Lyon, FR @ Festival les nuits de Fourviere
07/03 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/08 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/12 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostava
07/13-15 – Lake Balaton, HR @ Balaton Sound
07/21 – Moscow, RU @ Afisha Picnic
08/09 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/12 – Helsinki, FL @ Flow Festival
Watch a clip of her performing live, above.
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