Bjork's 'Biophilia' Comes To New York To Teach Your Kids
Would you let Bjork teach your kids? Your chance has arrived.
Bjork's "Biophilia" show will come to New York for 10 nights, with six performances at the New York Hall of Science and four performances at the Roseland Ballroom. The shows will be performed in the round. The project will be presented in conjunction with the Creator's Project, which will also provide a three-week interactive exhibit at the NYHOS using songs from "Biophilia" in installations and other pieces.
Instruments will include four 10-foot pendulum-harps, a MIDI-controlled pipe organ celeste re-fitted with bronze gamelan bars, and twin musical Tesla coils as well as a 24-piece Icelandic female choir. Max Weisel, who created the Biophilia app will also appear on stage to provide visuals.
But Bjork will also work with the New York Hall of Science for a three-week long educational series with interactive science and music workshops for middle school kids. The children will use Biophilia's apps as "tools for music composition and delve into the study of how musicology relates to nature," according to the event's Facebook page. The program will be "an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia’s songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses and more." In Reykjavík, this project will be part of the city's school curriculum for the three years.
Bjork's "Biophilia" album was released alongside an iPad app with interactive science and music accompaniments to the songs.
Shows have been announced for February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 at the New York Hall of Science and for February 22, 25, 28 and March 2 at the Roseland Ballroom.
Tickets go on sale to fans Jan. 10 and to the general public Jan. 13 on Ticketmaster.
Watch the David Attenborough-narrated intro to "Biophilia"'s app suite:
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post stated that tickets go on sale Jan. 3. In fact, they go on sale to the general public Jan. 13.