Biophilia Live: A unique performance from an incredible artist tonight!
Tonight, Picturehouse at FACT bring you Bjork’s live performance from London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.
17 November 2014
For this live show, filmed as part of last year’s world tour, Bjork worked with Peter Strickland, the director of Berberian Sound Studio, and Editor Nick Fenton (Submarine) to create a live spectacle unlike anything you will have seen before.
She brings her Biophlia album to life with incredible performances, outlandish costumes and a 24 piece all female choir and dance troupe, Graduale Nobili. This multimedia spectacle kicks off with the voice of national treasure David Attenborough and includes songs such as Moon, Declare Independence, Possibly Maybe and Isobel.
Her small band uses bespoke instruments to create the ‘otherness’ required for Bjork’s performance. A Pendulum gravity harp and the Sharpsichord, a harp organ hybrid, are two of the most impressive being a world aware from the traditional bass, guitar and drums set up of most gigs.
In their review of the film, The Guardian writes ‘Even if you’re not mad about the tunes, the light show and interwoven footage of astral bodies, dancing microbes and pulsing starfish is alone worth the price of admission, as is Björk’s fabulously barmy frock, which looks like it was woven from mushroom gills and fairy dust.’
Biophilia is a monument to an unparalled musician and performance artist who remains at the top of her game. She continues to innovate and surprise whilst maintaining her status as an icon.
Bjork: Biophilia Live is showing this Thursday at 9pm, for one night only. Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office, online and by phone on 0871 902 5737