Bjork, no introduction needed, has relaunched Bjork.com in the run up to Biophilia; her latest multi-media project in which she attempts to to answer: Where do music, nature and technology meet? Or more specifically “how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure”.
Biophilia will be unveiled at Manchester International Festival on June 30th. Performing at the festival, the ever-progressive artist will explore the themes nature, science, music and the internet through live performances, installations and apps in an interactive manner. Biophilia the album will released at a later date.
In a sound bite on her website Bjork says:
“For me the project is a continuation of Volta, and where as Volta is more about antropology, this is kind of without the humans. Both swimming out, like the planets. But also swimming in, into the atoms. And, in that way aesthetically, sympathising with sound and how sounds moves and the physics of sound. And how notes in a room behave; how they bounce off walls and between objects and is kind of more similar to how planets and microscopic things work.”
Clash Music have reported that for the Manchester International Festival, “Bjork will perform before audiences of 1800 people. Mixing visuals with new music, the singer has confirmed plans to use a number of one off instruments including a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid and more.”