The eclectic and always entertaining Icelandic singer-songerwriter, Björk, is coming to Queens for six spectacular performances at the New York Hall of Science.
The new live show, titled Biophilia, is a critically acclaimed audio-visual masterpiece in an intimate setting in the round which is designed to bring music, nature and technology together for a performance unlike any ever experienced before.
Dubbed a “magical evening” by the Wall Street Journal after its premiere at the Manchester International Festival this year, Biophilia is sure to entice audiences of all ages as Björk’s unique vocal talents are accompanied by rare and beautiful Icelandic instruments and an award-winning 24-piece female choir.
In bring this performance to life, Björk has collabortaed with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multimedia exploration. The project is inspired by and explores relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic.
In addition to the live performances, Björk 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 and delve into the study of how musicology relates to nature.
These performances have been brought to the New York Hall of Science by The Creators Project which supports the development of the education program for the US. An ongoing global arts and technology initiative, the Creators Project was founded by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. Content around the Biophilia project will be available at thecreatorsproject.com.
Show dates are February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18. Times TBD.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on January 13 through Ticketmaster. To purchase, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
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