Special Björk Biophilia Performance @ Airwaves 2011 @ ReykjavikBjörk will make a special appearance @ Iceland Airwaves 2011 with her Biophilia ive show, exhibition and educational program, in collaboration with Smekkleysa / Bad Taste and Manchester International Festival; six intimate shows in Björk’s hometown Reykjavík.
For these six special shows, Björk will be performing new songs from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well as music from her genre-defying back catalogue with a group of unique musical collaborators and a choir of 24 girls, Graduale Nobili. The show will feature a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth's gravitational pull to create musical patterns - creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern and a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid. These devices reveal some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of the songs.
In connection with the performances, an exhibition demonstrating the visuals, sounds and viruses of the world of Biophilia will be opened. It will run from October 10 to 28 in Harpa – Reykjavík Concert Hall. Educational programs for schoolchildren will also be linked to these performances.
These are the dates for Björk’s special appearance Biophilia show:
Wed 12 @ Iceland Airwaves (Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall)
Sun 16 @ Iceland Airwaves (Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall)
Wed 19 @ Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall
Sat 22 @ Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall
Tue 25 @ Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall
Fri 28 @ Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall
Doors open at 18.00 and show starts at 20.00. Pick-up for purchased tickets will be at Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall.
There are 200 tickets available for each of the Iceland Airwaves shows that will be given out to wristband holders on a “first come, first served” basis on the day of the show. But if you want to secure this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we offer all of those who have purchased wristbands for the festival a chance to buy a ticket for a week before tickets go on sale to the general public, starting at 12 noon GMT on July 9. Those who have purchased wristbands or do it in that week will receive a special code from their vendor.
Ticket prices are:
400 tickets (free) for Iceland Airwaves ticket holders on a “first come, first served” basis on the day of show (Oct 12 and Oct 16 – 200 tickets for each show)
9900 ISK for ticket (standing)
12900 ISK for ticket (seated)
Please note that there is a limited amount of tickets available (only 700 per show). Click here for more information about the whole shebang and how to proceed.
For more info on Iceland Airwaves and tickets: www.icelandairwaves.is
More on Björk and Biophilia: www.bjork.com
More on Icelandair and packages: www.icelandair.is/bjork
More on Harpa - Reykjavík Concert Hall: en.harpa.is