Björk's "Biophilia" Education Program to Be Offered at New York Public Library, Children's Museum of Manhattan
Björk, who was just named Artist of the Year at the Webby Awards, 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 program at select branches of the New York Public Library is aimed at middle school children; it 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. For more information, go to nypl.org and cmom.org.
The Biophilia album 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 gave the US premiere performances of Biophilia during a ten-show residency in New York City, with concerts at the New York Hall of Science in Queens and at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. In addition to the live performances, the residency included a three-week-long Biophilia education series, featuring interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children on the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia’s songs.
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