New Yorkers have a leg up on the concert scene in 2012, after it was announced today that Bjork will take residency in New York from February to March. Bjork is scheduled for ten performances, six at The New York Hall of Science in Queens, and four at the Roseland Ballroom. In conjunction with The Creators Project and The New York Hall of Science, the multi-faceted and talented musician will not only perform her latest album Biophilia, but also collaborate on a three weeks educational series that includes an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of the album’s songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses and more. Why science classes were not taught to me in this fashion, I’ll never know.
If that’s not enough to titillate fans here’s a snippet from the press release:
Biophilia premiered this past summer at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) in England to great acclaim including The New York Times featuring the performance in their “Concert Highs of 2011”, followed by a sold out residency in Bjork’s hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland. Initially commissioned by MIF, the intimate performance finds Björk accompanied by a set of unique musical instruments created by a team including an Icelandic organ builder and a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Among these creations are four 10-foot pendulum-harps, a midi-controlled pipe organ celeste re-fitted with bronze gamelan bars, and twin musical tesla coils. The performance also features an award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir and visuals from the Biophilia Apps with app developer Max Weisel performing on stage alongside Björk and musicians Manu Delagu and Zeena Parkins.
Below are the dates. Tickets go on sale on January 13th.
New York Hall of Science – Queens, NY
February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18
Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
February 22, 25, 28; March 2