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  • Bjork: California tour, 2013

    Björk Brings "Biophilia" to San Francisco and Los Angeles, Launching North American Tour

    Björk has brought her live Biophilia show back to North America, starting with the first of three shows outside San Francisco tonight, followed by two at the Hollywood Palladium where the venues have been set to her original Biophilia specifications as audio-visual shows in an intimate, in-the-round setting. In addition to her Biophilia performances, Björk will also appear at the Hollywood Bowl and at Echo Beach in Toronto along with three festival appearances: Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, and the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa.

  • Bjork: California tour, 2013

    Björk Brings "Biophilia" Live Show Back to North America with Performances, Educational Workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles

    Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show back to North America this spring and summer. The dates include three shows outside San Francisco and two at the Hollywood Palladium where the venues have been set to her original Biophilia specifications as audio-visual shows in an intimate, in-the-round setting. In addition to her Biophilia performances Björk will also appear at the Hollywood Bowl and at Echo Beach in Toronto, along with three festival appearances: Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, and the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa. The Biophilia Education Program for students will also come to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

  • Björk: "Mutual Core," MOCA

    Björk's "Mutual Core" Video to Be Show in Times Square in NYC Every Night in March As Part of Midnight Moment

    Björk’s music video for "Mutual Core," from her album Biophilia, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang for MOCAtv, will be shown every night in March as part of a synchronized program on over 15 of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Björk’s work will premiere three minutes before midnight tonight, March 1, and play throughout the month as part of the Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. "I am very excited about my 'Mutual Core' video being shown at Times Square," says Björk. "Seems like them united screens there are going to have a go at matching the energy of the volcanoes in the video! Good luck Manhattan!"

  • Bonnaroo 2013: Björk, Amadou & Mariam, Bombino, Fatoumata Diawara

    Bonnaroo to Include Sets from Björk, Amadou & Mariam, Bombino, Fatoumata Diawara

    The line-up for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been announced, and included among this year's performers are four artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Björk, Amadou & Mariam, Bombino, and Fatoumata Diawara. The four-day festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, and runs June 13–16. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 23, at noon EST.

  • 2013 Grammy Award Winners

    Grammy Awards Go to The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, Pat Metheny, Björk

    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch artists who were presented with Grammy Awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night: The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, Pat Metheny, and Björk. Together, these artists earned a total of seven awards, including three for The Black Keys. And congratulations to all of the Nonesuch artists who were nominated for Grammy Awards this year, including Amadou & Mariam, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ry Cooder, and Brad Mehldau. To celebrate, MP3 and FLAC editions of all this year's nominated albums are discounted this week.

  • 2013 Grammy Award Nominees

    Nonesuch Artists Earn 14 Grammy Nominations, Including Five for The Black Keys

    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch artists who were nominated for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, announced last night by The Recording Academy: The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, Amadou & Mariam, Björk, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Brad Mehldau, and Pat Metheny. Together, these artists have garnered an astounding 14 nominations, including a remarkable five nominations for The Black Keys' latest album, El Camino. You can hear music from all the nominated albums on the new Nonesuch Radio channel "2012 Grammy Nominees."

  • Björk: "Mutual Core," MOCA

    Watch: Björk's "Mutual Core" Video Debuts on MOCAtv

    Björk’s music video for “Mutual Core,” from her album Biophilia, directed by LA filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang, premiered today on MOCAtv, a new online contemporary art video channel from The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The Guardian describes "Mutual Core" as “the world’s first song about tectonic plates set to a ravey mesh of bleeps and whooshes.” Watch the video here.

  • Björk: "Biophilia" [cover]

    Björk's "Biophilia" Education Program to Be Offered at New York Public Library, Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Björk has teamed up with the New York Public Library and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to launch an educational programming series based on her latest album, Biophilia, and its accompanying iPad apps. The program seeks to teach kids about the connections between technology, art, and natural phenomena. The NYPL program, aimed at middle school children, begins in July and will run through the fall. The Children's Museum of Manhattan will offer daily drop-in programming to school groups, summer camps, and families with children aged 3-11, beginning July 6 and running through December 30.

  • Bjork: Webby Awards 2012

    Watch: Björk Awarded Artist of the Year Webby

    Congratulations to Björk, who received the Artist of the Year Award at the 16th Annual Webby Awards in a ceremony in New York City last night. The Webbys honor excellence on the Internet. Björk's latest album, Biophilia, was also released as a suite of Apps, with a dedicated App for each song on the album. She was introduced last night by Scott Snibbe, who led the team of Biophilia App developers. All Webby winners are kept to five-word acceptance speeches; you can watch Björk's in the video coverage here.

  • Björk 2011 smile

    Björk Earns Artist of the Year Webby Award, Shares Her Inspirations with The Guardian

    Björk has been named Artist of the Year by the Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet. Her latest album, Biophilia, was also released as a suite of Apps, with a dedicated App for each song on the album. Björk is also featured in today's Guardian, in which she shares an eclectic list of things that have inspired her of late, which covers art, music, literature, climate conditions, geography, outdoor activities, even coconut water.