February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18, 2012; 8:30 pm —
In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, Icelandic singer, songwriter and composer and occasional actress Björk, is bringing Biophilia, her long awaited 8th album, to the New York Hall of Science.
Creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern
Biophilia is an intense and intricately crafted spectacle, exploring the inherent link between humans and living systems, nature and technology. It is 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.
Bjork’s New York shows will include performances on a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ, a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns, and creates a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern, a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp”.
You can read a review of the album in The Guardian
All of the New York Hall of Science shows shows will be performed in the round. no audience member more than a few yards from the stage.
Three-week-long Biophilia education series.
Björk will also collaborate with the New York Hall of Science on a three-week-long Biophilia education series. Featuring interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children, the series will lead 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 and delve into the study of how musicology relates to nature.