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Björk performs Vulnicura live for first time at Carnegie Hall — watch

on March 08, 2015, 7:40pm

Though Björk’s MoMA exhibit has been getting universally panned, her new live show is being smothered in praise. The Icelandic songstress kicked off the tour behind her new album Vulnicura on Saturday with a matinee performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The performance has been heralded as “nakedly personal,” “emotional,” and “astounding”

Backing Björk on stage was a 15-piece string section as well as the album’s producer Arca. Behind them were projected “animated notation” of each track from artist Stephen Malinowski. The images included subtitles of the lyrics accompanied by what was essentially animated sheet music.

You can see some of this animation in the videos below, which include a full recording of the first-ever live performance of “Stonemilker”.


“Lionsong” (portion):


History of Touches
Black Lake


Pleasure Is All Mine
Come To Me
I See Who You Are
Mouth Manta
Harm of Will

See Björk’s upcoming tour schedule:

Björk 2015 Tour Dates:
03/14 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
03/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
03/25 – New York, NY @ City Center
03/28 – New York, NY @ City Center
04/01 – New York, NY @ City Center
04/04 – New York, NY @ City Center
06/05-07 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
07/05 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
07/11 – Trencin, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/16 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava Festival
07/29 – Rome, IT @ Cavea, Auditorium Parco della Musica
08/05 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival