As previously reported, BjÃ¶rk‘s next album, Biophilia, will be presented as a”multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows.” Today, the acclaimed singer-songwriter unveiled the first stage of the massive project with the launch of a redesigned website. There isn’t much to look at yet, but bjork.com is interactive and you can explore the “Biophilia universe” by pressing the arrow and shift buttons on your keyboard. The website also features a short audio recording from BjÃ¶rk in which she explains her latest effort.
An issued press release notes that Biophilia is a continuation of her last album, 2007’s Volta, and “celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure.”
BjÃ¶rk is set to preview the new material during a six-show, three-week residency this summer at the Campfield Market Hall in Manchester, England. For the live performances, she will use a”range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earths gravitational pull to create musical patterns creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp. These devices make visible some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of tracks.
BjÃ¶rk 2011 Tour Dates:
06/30 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall
07/03 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall
07/07 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall
07/10 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall
07/13 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall
07/16 Manchester, UK @ Campfield Market Hall