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    Björk Brings Biophilia Live Show, Education Series to NYC in Partnership with The Creators Project and New York Hall of Science

    In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show to New York City for a special ten-night residency. Six performances will take place in February at the New York Hall of Science, New York City’s only hands-on science and technology museum (located just across the Grand Central Parkway from Arthur Ashe Stadium and Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park). There will also be four performances at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. The New York Hall of Science shows have been set to Björk’s original Biophilia specifications, as audio-visual shows in an intimate setting with no audience member more than a few yards from the stage. All shows are performed in the round. Head to nonesuch.com/on-tour for all of the dates.

    Biophilia premiered this past summer at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) in England in what the Wall Street Journal called "a magical evening," followed by a sold out residency in Björk’s hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland. Initially commissioned by MIF, the intimate performance finds Björk accompanied by a set of unique musical instruments created by a team including an Icelandic organ builder and a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Among these creations are four ten-foot pendulum-harps, a MIDI-controlled pipe organ celeste re-fitted with bronze gamelan bars, and twin musical tesla coils. The performance also features an award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir and visuals from the Biophilia Apps with app developer Max Weisel performing on stage alongside Björk and musicians Manu Delago and Zeena Parkins. Tickets go on sale January 13 at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.com.

    In addition to the live performances, Björk will collaborate with the New York Hall of Science on a three-week-long Biophilia education series. Featuring interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children, the series leads students on an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia’s songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses, and more. Students will also learn to use the Biophilia Apps as tools for music composition and delve into the study of how music relates to nature. The city of Reykjavik has just announced that the Biophilia educational project will be include in Reykjavik's school curriculum for the next three years. The series debuted at the Manchester International Festival, and a version of the program will also tour to major European festivals including Roskilde, Oyez, and the iTunes Festival in London.

    Björk has collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces—particularly those where music, nature, and technology meet. The project is inspired by and explores these relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. “Biophilia’s songs are astounding,” raves NPR. “These songs have room to breathe, employing space and silence as much as melody and harmony. The sparse instrumentation and arrangements become gorgeously intricate meditations on which to build ... vocal melodies unfurl more like transcendent devotionals than typical verses, and become even more stirring when accompanied by a chorus of voices that could fill a cathedral.”

    Each performance will feature songs from Biophilia, Björk’s most interdisciplinary project to date. Stereogum says that “Biophilia is one of 2011’s best releases … [T]he songwriting is sharp, the feel immediate and enveloping.” The ten-track album, out now on One Little Indian / Nonesuch Records, is available digitally, in CD format and on vinyl, all of which can be found in the Nonesuch Store. Additionally, each of the ten songs is available as a special feature of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Biophilia was named one of 2011’s Best Apps by Apple and landed on year-end best-of lists from NME, Mojo, The Observer, and Uncut, among others. The newly updated 1.4 version is available through In-App Purchase, exclusively at iTunes and the App Store. Biophilia 1.4 is a new, simple way to buy the entire app album upon launch; a special offer for the dedicated fans who bought apps before the full album was released, and iOS 5.0 enhancements and bug-fixes.

    The Creators Project will be presenting Biophilia and supporting the development of the education program for the US. An ongoing global arts and technology initiative, The Creative Project was founded by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. Content around the Biophilia project will be available at thecreatorsproject.com.

    New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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Björk Brings Biophilia Live Show, Education Series to NYC in Partnership with The Creators Project and New York Hall of Science

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In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show to New York City for a special ten-night residency. Six performances will take place in February at the New York Hall of Science, New York City’s only hands-on science and technology museum, followed by four performances in the round at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13 at 10 AM ET. In addition to the live performances, Björk will collaborate with the New York Hall of Science on a three-week-long Biophilia education series.

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In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show to New York City for a special ten-night residency. Six performances will take place in February at the New York Hall of Science, New York City’s only hands-on science and technology museum (located just across the Grand Central Parkway from Arthur Ashe Stadium and Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park). There will also be four performances at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. The New York Hall of Science shows have been set to Björk’s original Biophilia specifications, as audio-visual shows in an intimate setting with no audience member more than a few yards from the stage. All shows are performed in the round. Head to nonesuch.com/on-tour for all of the dates.

Biophilia premiered this past summer at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) in England in what the Wall Street Journal called "a magical evening," followed by a sold out residency in Björk’s hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland. Initially commissioned by MIF, the intimate performance finds Björk accompanied by a set of unique musical instruments created by a team including an Icelandic organ builder and a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Among these creations are four ten-foot pendulum-harps, a MIDI-controlled pipe organ celeste re-fitted with bronze gamelan bars, and twin musical tesla coils. The performance also features an award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir and visuals from the Biophilia Apps with app developer Max Weisel performing on stage alongside Björk and musicians Manu Delago and Zeena Parkins. Tickets go on sale January 13 at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.com.

In addition to the live performances, Björk will collaborate with the New York Hall of Science on a three-week-long Biophilia education series. Featuring interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children, the series leads students on an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia’s songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses, and more. Students will also learn to use the Biophilia Apps as tools for music composition and delve into the study of how music relates to nature. The city of Reykjavik has just announced that the Biophilia educational project will be include in Reykjavik's school curriculum for the next three years. The series debuted at the Manchester International Festival, and a version of the program will also tour to major European festivals including Roskilde, Oyez, and the iTunes Festival in London.

Björk has collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces—particularly those where music, nature, and technology meet. The project is inspired by and explores these relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. “Biophilia’s songs are astounding,” raves NPR. “These songs have room to breathe, employing space and silence as much as melody and harmony. The sparse instrumentation and arrangements become gorgeously intricate meditations on which to build ... vocal melodies unfurl more like transcendent devotionals than typical verses, and become even more stirring when accompanied by a chorus of voices that could fill a cathedral.”

Each performance will feature songs from Biophilia, Björk’s most interdisciplinary project to date. Stereogum says that “Biophilia is one of 2011’s best releases … [T]he songwriting is sharp, the feel immediate and enveloping.” The ten-track album, out now on One Little Indian / Nonesuch Records, is available digitally, in CD format and on vinyl, all of which can be found in the Nonesuch Store. Additionally, each of the ten songs is available as a special feature of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Biophilia was named one of 2011’s Best Apps by Apple and landed on year-end best-of lists from NME, Mojo, The Observer, and Uncut, among others. The newly updated 1.4 version is available through In-App Purchase, exclusively at iTunes and the App Store. Biophilia 1.4 is a new, simple way to buy the entire app album upon launch; a special offer for the dedicated fans who bought apps before the full album was released, and iOS 5.0 enhancements and bug-fixes.

The Creators Project will be presenting Biophilia and supporting the development of the education program for the US. An ongoing global arts and technology initiative, The Creative Project was founded by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. Content around the Biophilia project will be available at thecreatorsproject.com.

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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