The Icelandic pop icon’s latest project continues her placement as one of the most cutting edge musicians and her increasing political interest in the global environmental state. With her upcoming “iPad album” Biophilia, Björk is expanding her horizons by utilizing modern technology and the internet to explore themes of infinite expansiveness at atomic and planetary levels. When the universe is the topic of interest, it’s no surprise multi-media installations and live performances are a part of this ambitious collaborative effort.
The Biophilia premiere will happen at the Manchester International Festival on June 30 and July 3, 7, 10, 13 and 16 – her first UK dates in three years. The project is a residency, the performances to be for small crowds of around 1800. Among Björk’s instruments; a pipe organ capable of digital input, and a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to generate musical patterns.