Thursday, January 5, 2012
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, 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.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the northern hemisphere. To mark the occasion and to celebrate the holiday season, Björk has released a new holiday version of the "Solstice" app from Biophilia. The song is based on a poem celebrating the Christmas season by poet/author Sjón, comparing the solar system to a Christmas tree. The new Solstice app includes additional features like gameleste sound samples, more festive colors, and, most importantly, the opportunity for fans to create a song and send it to friends as Christmas e-cards.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The NPR Music listeners have spoken, choosing their 100 favorite albums of 2011. "The Black Keys swooped into the No. 6 slot with El Camino," says NPR, "an album just a few days older than the poll itself." "I was pretty thrilled by this list," says NPR's Bob Boilen in the All Songs Considered countdown of the Top 25. Also among the Top 100 listener favorites are Björk's Biophilia and Emmylou Harris's Hard Bargain. Björk's "Virus" is among the NPR Music staff's favorite songs of the year, as is James Farm's "Polliwog."
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
There's still more than a month to go before 2011 comes to a close, but already the music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. American Songwriter, Paste, Uncut, Q, and Mojo have all published their lists of the Top 50 Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases: the latest albums from Björk, Ry Cooder, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and The Low Anthem, as well as the soon-to-be-released album from The Black Keys, due out next week.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Björk performs songs from her new album, Biophilia, on Later ... with Jools Holland, airing Friday night on BBC Two in the UK. She performed the song "Crystalline" on Tuesday night's half-hour preview show; watch the performance here. Among the other guests on this week's shows are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Björk will perform at the Lollapalooza festival in Chile next year.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Björk "Biophilia" Contest Winner Recounts His "Icelandic Adventure" to See Björk's Reykjavik Residency
Last week, Björk concluded a nine-show residency in her hometown of Reykjavik, featuring music from her new album, Biophilia. Nonesuch teamed up with Icelandair to send two fans to the closing-night performance. The winners, Justin Allan and Adam Spencer of Seattle, also enjoyed a few welcome surprises along the way. You can read all about it in Justin's words here. "The whole Icelandic adventure was pretty damn amazing, from beginning to end," he says. "Just like magic. It was truly amazing and spectacular, in every sense of the word."
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Björk has unveiled the video for "Thunderbolt," off her new album, Biophilia. The video, which was shot at the world premiere of the live Biophilia show at the Manchester International Festival this summer, debuted on Boing Boing yesterday. Watch it here. Björk was awarded the Digital Genius Award at MTV's O Music Awards on Monday. People calls the Biophilia album "a sonic wonder." Blurt calls it "softly epic ... a delicate and highly tactile treat, a unique gem of innovation."
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Björk Shares "Joy of a Magical Evening" in "Biophilia" Live Show (Wall Street Journal); "Stunning" (A.V. Club)
As Björk's fully sold-out Biophilia residency in Reykjavik continues, we are happy to announce that one lucky fan has won a trip for two to the closing-night performance on November 7. Congratulations to Justin Allan from Seattle! The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog, reviewing the show, says Björk "gave a commanding performance ... sharing the joy of a magical evening." The Onion's A.V. Club says that "the mix of concert and performance art was easily summarized: stunning." The New York Times calls the larger Biophilia project "among the most creative, innovative and important new projects in popular culture."
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Björk Featured in LA Times; "Biophilia" "Extraordinarily Sumptuous and Seductive," Says SF Chronicle
Björk continues to celebrate the release of her new album, Biophilia, with the latest show in her Reykjavik residency tonight. New York magazine found her "pitch-perfect" at Sunday's show. She is the subject of a Q&A with Mashable and a feature article in the Los Angeles Times, which says that, with Biophilia, Björk "has reinvented the album into a transformative transmedia experience." The San Francisco Chronicle says she "has come up with her most compelling work in eons"; "the results are extraordinarily sumptuous and seductive." The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it "eerily beautiful."
Friday, October 14, 2011
Björk, whose new album, Biophilia, was released this week, is the featured guest on PRI's Studio 360. Björk leads host Kurt Andersen through different tracks on the album and the App, which features a separate component for each track on the album. "For the last two decades, Björk has pushed every boundary she could find," says the show. Now, on Biophilia, "Björk’s odes to the mysteries of the universe can be as intoxicating as any love song." Listen to the segment here.