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Bjork @ Housing Works (more by Ryan Muir)
For one night only in New York City, see and hear Björk's "Voltaic: The Volta Tour Live in Paris" in glorious high definition video and audio in one of North America's greatest new venues. The School of Visual Arts' beautiful new theater, with its state of the art equipment, provides the optimal situation for viewing and hearing this concert film from one of the most innovative artists of our time. [Cinema Purgatorio]The Voltaic material was released on multiple formats earlier this year.
The NYC screening will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd. The School of Visual Arts Theater is located at 333 W 23rd St. in Manhattan. Tickets are on sale.
Bjork's most recent concert in NYC took place at Housing Works. Also on that bill were the Dirty Projectors (who have two announced NYC shows coming up) and Olof Arnalds (who is playing the BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at MHOW on Friday, June 12th).
Other events coming up at Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe in SoHo include a show by Amanda Palmer, TONIGHT, June 3rd, and a street fair on Crosby St. this Saturday, June 6th.
The Bjork DVD will also be screened in other cities and states. More information on it with the full list of dates and the poster, below...
"Voltaic: The Volta tour Live in Paris and Reykjavik" is a remarkable, multi-media document of Björk's visually dazzling Volta tour. Full of on-your-feet moments, the film features highlights recorded in Paris and Reykjavik, with performances of songs from Volta as well as earlier tracks including Hunter, Joga, Army of Me, and Hyperballad.Voltaic: The Volta Tour Live in Paris - other screenings
Björk's band on the Volta tour included Mark Bell (LFO) on computers and keyboards and Damian Taylor on keyboards and programming. Drums and percussion were played by Chris Corsano (Sonic Youth, etc.); Jónas Sen played piano, harpsichord, and church organ; and Björk's all female Icelandic 10-piece brass section rounded out the group. A dynamic, grand live experience, the Volta tour has been acclaimed around the world.
Directed by Russell Thomas. Produced by Andy Derbyshire. Musical and creative direction by Björk.
Boulder, Colorado: Boulder Theater, June 17
Anchorage, Alaska: Bear Tooth Theatre, June 19-20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 941 Theater, June 20
Hot Springs, Arkansas: The Historic Malco Theater, June 20
Madison, Wisconsin: The Orpheum Stage Door, June 23
Los Angeles, California: Nike Sportswear at the Montalban, June 23
Oxford, Mississippi: The Amp, June 23-28
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Geneva Theatre, June 23-28
Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Trylon Microcinema, June 24
Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum, June 26-27
San Francisco, California: The Roxie, June 26-27
Bellingham, Washington: Pickford Film Center, June 26-27
New Orleans, Louisiana: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, June 26-27
Austin, Texas: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, July 20
Portland, Oregon: The Hollywood