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.
Congratulations to Björk, who has been named Artist of the Year by the Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet. Her latest album, Biophilia, was released on One Little Indian / Nonesuch Records last fall and was also released as a suite of Apps in the iTunes App Store, 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. The Guardian's Rebecca Nicholson has been following the Biophilia project as it makes its way around the world, watching the live show and related educational components unfold in Reykjavik, New York, and South America.
"Last July, at the tiny Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Björk revealed her Biophilia project," Nicholson writes. "Considering that her Vespertine tour had employed a 70-strong orchestra local to each city, while the Volta shows made use of brass and choirs in a riot of neon, lasers and what appeared to be giant silly string, it was remarkable to see that, even by her standards, she was continuing to push the performance of live music into another realm."
Björk's list of current inspirations features "a broad and varied bunch," says Nicholson, covering art, music, literature, climate conditions, geography, outdoor activities, even coconut water. Read the article and see what Björk has to say at guardian.co.uk.
One Little Indian is releasing a series of Biophilia remixes. For details, visit shop.bjork.com.
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