Posted in music | tour dates on January 5, 2012

Bjork

Not only is Bjork playing those four shows at Roseland, but they are in the round, and she's also playing six more at The New York Hall of Science in Queens in February. That's 10 NYC shows total! More details and exact dates below...

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HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show to New York City for a special 10-night residency. Six performances will take place at the New York Hall of Science, (http://www.nysci.org/) New York City's only hands-on science and technology museum (located just across the Grand Central Parkway from Arthur Ashe Stadium and Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park). There will also be four performances in the round at Roseland Ballroom (www.livenation.com) located at 239 West 52nd Street.

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. Tickets go on sale January 13 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

In addition to the Bjork's live performance, she will 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 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. The series debuted at the Manchester International Festival and a version of the program will also tour to major European festivals including Roskilde, Oyez and the iTunes Festival in London.
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. "Biophilia's songs are astounding," raves NPR. "These songs have room to breathe, employing space and silence as much as melody and harmony. The sparse instrumentation and arrangements become gorgeously intricate meditations on which to build...vocal melodies unfurl more like transcendent devotionals than typical verses, and become even more stirring when accompanied by a chorus of voices that could fill a cathedral."

Each performance will feature songs from Biophilia, Björk's most interdisciplinary project to date. Stereogum raves that "Biophilia is one of 2011's best releases...the songwriting is sharp, the feel immediate and enveloping." The 10-track album, out now on One Little Indian/Nonesuch Records, is available digitally, in CD format and on vinyl. Additionally, each of the 10 songs are available as a special feature of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Biophilia was named one of 2011's Best Apps by Apple and landed on year-end best-of lists from NME, Mojo, The Observer and Uncut, among others. The newly updated 1.4 version is available through In-App Purchase, exclusively at iTunes (www.itunes.com) and the App Store (www.itunes.com/apps/biophilia). Biophilia 1.4 is a new simple way to buy the entire app album upon launch; a special offer for the dedicated fans who bought apps before the full album was released, and iOS 5.0 enhancements and bug-fixes.

The Creators Project is an ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. The Creators Project will be presenting Biophilia, and supporting the development of the education program for the US. Content around the Biophilia project will be available at thecreatorsproject.com

BJÖRK BIOPHILIA NEW YORK RESIDENCY

February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18
New York Hall of Science - Queens, NY

February 22, 25, 28; March 2
Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY

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Comments (80)

Creators project=Vice
The shows will be Biophelia songs(album sucks)
In the round at horrible Roseland
75-150 bucks tickets

So glad I hate this bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:38 PM

fuck. biophilia.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:38 PM

I havent been to the museum of science since middle school!!! - i wonder what room it will be held in!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:38 PM

..wild and wacky stuff

Posted by Johnny Carson | January 5, 2012 2:40 PM

I just shit myself in excitement

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:40 PM

Wow. Anon 2:38s -- It's not Bjork's fault you're not intelligent enough to understand her brilliance.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:41 PM

"I havent been to the museum of science since middle school"

Middle school? I'm a Queens native, and we call it junior high.

My friends once played a show in that open space where the (Texaco?) map is. Used a generator for the guitar amps and PA. Not sure how they got a permit, but it was in the late '80s when the government had other issues. :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:42 PM

How come I don't care about this?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:42 PM

2:41 also worships Phish and thinks they are alo only for people who are intelligent enough to understand their challenging music.

Fucking moron you are.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:44 PM

Why doesn't she just do the concerts via ipad? Live performace is sooooo 20th century.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:44 PM

No 2:41, 2:38's problem is that he had never banged a hottie in his life and will never will.

Posted by ME | January 5, 2012 2:45 PM

I don't think I can justify spending $75+fees to sit through all of biophilia and then hear four songs that I actually like.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:45 PM

I'm a queens native and we call it either junior high or middle school.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:46 PM

yeah, i'm from the city born and raised and people call it whatever the fuck they want. middle school, elementary school, junior high, the place where they develop judgmental herbs like anon2:42...really, whatever you want to call it, all good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:46 PM

omg i LOVE PHISH. Is Trey gonna sit in with Bjork?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:48 PM

" don't think I can justify spending $75+fees to sit through all of biophilia and then hear four songs that I actually like."

It is at Roseland.You won't be sitting. At either place actually.

"No 2:41, 2:38's problem is that he had never banged a hottie in his life and will never will."

Bjork is hot????????? What fucking planet are you on or is The Big Bang Theory your idea of the greatest show ever put on TV?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:48 PM

BJORK - SOUND MADE BY STUFFING LIVE CHICKEN IN YOUR MOUTH AND GETTING HIT UPSIDE THE HEAD WITH A LEAD PIPE

Posted by c | January 5, 2012 2:48 PM

"How come I don't care about this?"


Because it's not someone superior like Annie Lennox or PJ Harvey.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:48 PM

If you've been to the Hall of Science as a kid, then you'll remember the awesome gigantic soap bubbles you could make. If they popped in your face your eyes would burn.

Also, that room where it looks like a long hallway, but it's really just a tiny room.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:49 PM

... or Kate Bush for that matter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:50 PM

hahaha @245 what does hating bjork have to do with not having sex with hot girls. stupidest shit i've ever read on here.

if anything, i'd say the majority of guys in the world who are currently banging hot girls are not fans of bjork.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:51 PM

what were tha setlists in europe like?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:53 PM

I'm fucking Kate Upton currently but i would drop her in a second for Bjork. What a sexy little hot thing.

Posted by Mark Sanchez's insane loser alter ego | January 5, 2012 2:53 PM

Manchester and Iceland shows were about 60% Biophilia songs and 40% older material. She broke out a few songs that hadn't been played in several tours like "One Day", "Hidden Place", and "Its Not Up to You" along with some classics like Joga and Isobel.

Posted by nyctaper | January 5, 2012 2:58 PM

her setlists in iceland were comprised of biophilia in entirety (not played in order), plus 8 other tunes. if you hate the record, these shows may be painful for you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:59 PM

probably a great show, not worth the cash. but I guess that choir has to get paid, right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:59 PM

BJANN TIERSORK

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:02 PM

the event space at the hall of science is really nice. i'd see anything in there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:04 PM

Wait where will the Science Hall Tickets be sold thorugh?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:10 PM

How big is the performance space at the hall of science?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:12 PM

Byork is a jenius. I just wish I liked her mjusik more than I actually do.

Posted by 'Skinny' Vinny Pizzaria | January 5, 2012 3:13 PM

If you're from Queens, shouldn't you be reading Queens Vegan?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:13 PM

Most interesting artist to play Queens since David Bowie and Sonic Youth.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:14 PM

Lol @ the BV dweebs with "IT'S CALLED A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!"


"Junior high school" is just a glorified euphemism for "middle school". The term just makes it sound like you're not as young and bratty as you really are. But... you really are!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:15 PM

^Beatles??

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:15 PM

Anybody headed to the Van Halen show tonight at Cafe Wha?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:15 PM

I believe the correct appelation is 'pre-highschool'

Posted by Normal | January 5, 2012 3:18 PM

"^Beatles??"

Does the word "since" mean anything to you?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:23 PM

I would like to put my cork in Bjork

Posted by Dork | January 5, 2012 3:24 PM

anybody get on line yet?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:31 PM

^^^^ Frohawk is on line already

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:32 PM

"Anybody headed to the Van Halen show tonight at Cafe Wha?"

Now that would be something if it were true

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:33 PM

who is Frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:34 PM

it IS true, but it's a private event for media and industry peeps, apparently

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:34 PM

van halen @ cafe wha is 100% true, and 100% impossible to get into. google it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:36 PM

I am not a Queens native. When I was in middle school, or junior high if you will, the high school was just next door. On the last day of school a local legend would park across the street from the schools. He drove a school bus (apparently you can buy out-of-commission school buses from lots or depots in upstate NY, the school districts send them there when they get new ones - this is how it was explained to me). Well, he would load that bus up with giant speakers and when the final bell rang to end the school year, he would blast Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" and everyone would run out of the buildings and stuff was flying everywhere, and it didn't matter if you were a high schooler, or a junior high schooler, or a middle schooler, everyone was just pumped for summer!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:42 PM

"I believe the correct appelation is 'pre-highschool'"


That would work, lol.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:43 PM

that's weird, the same happened in my town. except instead of just cranking tunes, he would open the bus doors and all the senior jocks would rush out of the bus with paddles and chase all the freshmen boys around, cranking the shit out of their little asses if they caught them. a good time was had by all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:46 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:47 PM

I'd rather see Lana Del Ray at the CDC.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 3:58 PM

Bjork's first album is still her best... Each following album slowly and slowly evolved into some avante-garde weirdness. (and as you know, avante-garde is French for "Bull Shit")

However, I still may consider getting tickets, because as a major hummus eater, i feel it's my duty to attend.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:08 PM

Actually, the first Sugarcubes album is better than any of the Bjork solos

Posted by Fat Willy | January 5, 2012 4:10 PM

THE FUCKING 24/7 MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:11 PM

Yeah, the Van Halen comments were the most relevant part of this entire post.

Posted by Unanymous | January 5, 2012 4:11 PM

it's not junior high school, middle school, or pre-high school. it's called GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:12 PM

Van halen ttonight at Cafe Wha is so on. They soundchecked the whole show last night there. Friend was able to watch. They are playing around 35-45 minutes. He said they sounded amazing
BV or BBG are probably invited and going and they just don't want to say so that is why no post about it

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:21 PM

i know a lot of media persons (gawker, gothamist, etc.) who weren't invited. they are saying it's super exclusive.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:24 PM

170 bucks is a lot of money for an underwhelming record with only two good tracks
Does anyone have any references from that European residency?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:36 PM

@Fat Willy 4:10 - 100% agreed. It's all downhill after "Birthday"

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:38 PM

Yeah re:Van Halen
The media invited to tonight's performance are strictly music focus people
That is why gawker and gothamist did not get the invite. Those press got invited today earlier to a q and a but only David lee Roth attended

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:39 PM

"it's not junior high school, middle school, or pre-high school. it's called GRAMMAR SCHOOL."


grammar school
n.

1. See elementary school.
2. Chiefly British A secondary or preparatory school.
3. A school stressing the study of classical languages.


So you're either wrong or British (but you're automatically wrong by being British if that's the case anyway!)

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:40 PM

Gawker and Gothamist are small potatoes. I hardly call them "media", although the term has been diluted greatly in the social media age.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 5:06 PM

this is bigger than the beatles at shea stadium

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 5:23 PM

for the record - i am the 2:38 that said "Middle School" I went to M.S.67 -

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 5:33 PM

what does "in the round" mean? anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 5:38 PM

@5:38 - it means she is in the middle and the crowd is around her. like a halftime show at a football game.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 6:04 PM

So you could stare at her bum the entire concert!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 6:11 PM

The Creators Project comes though again! First the Karen O thing, now this!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 7:31 PM

"Actually, the first Sugarcubes album is better than any of the Bjork solos."

THIS.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 5, 2012 7:34 PM

I want to know if anyone is hardcore enough fan to buy a ticket for each of the ten nights -anyone?

Posted by wonderin' | January 5, 2012 9:01 PM

Forget rose land, it's in the great hall in QUEENS!!! Nothing in Brooklyn can touch this room.
http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4587

Posted by Nun | January 5, 2012 10:07 PM

There is no hummus in Queens.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 10:31 PM

queens shows are obviously better, fuck roseland sonnnn

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:17 AM

if these are going to be ga, wonder why there are different price level tix. anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 10:25 AM

Actually, the first Soundgarden album is better than any of the Bjork solos

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 10:49 AM

She a racist.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 2:59 PM

PRESALE ON MONDAY

info?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 6:52 PM

what's, uh, the deal?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 8:20 PM

um yeah went on at 10:01, no tix available...AT ALL?
wtf
wtf
wtfzz

Posted by raychulg | January 13, 2012 10:20 AM

bjock rules

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:03 PM

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