http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-receives-polar-music-prize-at-stockholm-awards-ceremony-2010-08-30August 30, 2010|0 comments
Björk is in Stockholm to receive the 2010 Polar Music Prize in a gala ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall tonight. His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present her with the prize. The awards ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall includes performances by Sweden's own Robyn and others and will be broadcast live on Swedish TV4 and via TV4 Play at 5:30 PM CEST / 11:30 AM EST.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technology Televisionbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-unveils-new-comet-song-video-for-moomins-film-2010-08-24August 24, 2010|0 comments
Björk has co-written a new song with Icelandic poet Sjón for the animated Finnish film Moomins and the Comet Chase, based on the Scandinavian children's book series and TV show. The track, titled "The Comet Song," is coming soon to the iTunes US store, with proceeds from track sales going to support UNICEF's efforts to aid children in Pakistan. You can watch the video for the song now.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Filmbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-named-one-of-npr-50-great-voices-2010-08-09August 09, 2010|0 comments
Björk is the latest artist to be chosen for NPR's 50 Great Voices, the weekly series featuring "awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time." In the segment, titled "Björk: A Celestial Voice," host Guy Raz says of that voice: "There is something celestial about it, as if it comes from another world, a fantastic and colorful and utopian world." The New Yorker's Alex Ross tells NPR: "I cannot think of another voice like it in pop music, in classical music."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-awarded-the-2010-polar-music-prize-2010-05-17May 17, 2010|1 comments
Björk is the recipient of the 2010 Polar Music Prize. "With her deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice," the award citation reads, "Björk has already made an indelible mark on pop music and modern culture at large, despite her relative youth." Also honored is Ennio Morricone. The prize will be awarded by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a televised gala ceremony in Stockholm on August 30.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-voltaic-poster-now-available-in-the-nonesuch-store-2009-09-30September 30, 2009|0 comments
The world tour that followed the release of Björk's 2007 studio album, Volta, was deemed "as visually spectacular as it is musically innovative" by The Guardian. This summer, Nonesuch released Voltaic, a multimedia celebration of the tour that led NPR to describe Björk as "an artist who inspires those around her to create equal parts music and magic." Now, you can bring the magic of Voltaic home with a visually spectacular poster.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/seattle-weekly-bjorks-voltaic-is-some-good-vinyl-puts-a-fresh-twist-on-her-work-2009-09-22September 22, 2009|0 commentsBjörk's Voltaic captures the Icelandic performer's unforgettable Volta tour on an array of formats, including a deluxe version with all the music on vinyl. In Seattle Weekly's "Reverb" music blog, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic says: "Voltaic is some good vinyl ... If you love Björk, you probably own this. If you like Björk, I say get this work because it's a nice document of the artist's music up to Volta but with a fresh twist."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wsj-talks-to-bjork-about-voltaic-music-that-melds-edgy-beats-with-dreamlike-lyrics-2009-07-14July 14, 2009|0 comments
Voltaic, the audio-visual celebration of Björk's Volta tour, is out now on Nonesuch. The Wall Street Journal spoke with the Icelandic songstress who "makes music that melds edgy beats with dreamlike lyrics," about the project. Nashville Scene points to its visual aspect, describing her concerts as "absolutely spellbinding marriages of ethereal sound and astonishing vision," and explaining, "As always, the singer's voice is simply unparalleled in its celestial beauty, her primal stage presence is captivating, the beats are club-stomping, and the visual spectacle of the show is stunning." All About Jazz sees her "here she's near the top of her game."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-guest-djs-nprs-all-songs-considered-on-voltaic-release-day-2009-07-01July 01, 2009|0 comments
Voltaic, the multimedia celebration of Björk's Volta tour, is now available in the US from Nonesuch Records. Yesterday's release day was marked by a guest DJ appearance from the Icelandic songstress on NPR's All Songs Considered. Björk speaks with the show's host, Bob Boilen, about some of her favorite artists, chooses a song from each, featuring music from Syria, Russia, the UK, and Icleand, and explains what she finds appealing in each. You can still listen to the complete Voltaic album as well for NPR's Exclusive First Listen series.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/npr-exclusive-first-listen-to-bjorks-voltaic-brilliant-performances-equal-parts-music-magic-2009-06-23June 23, 2009|0 commentsNPR: Exclusive First Listen to Björk's "Voltaic," "Brilliant Performances, Equal Parts Music and Magic"
Björk's Voltaic release, documenting in music and video her two-year Volta tour, is due out on Nonesuch next week. Now, and all week leading up to the event, NPR.org is offering an Exclusive First Listen to the entire Voltaic album of songs recorded live in studio at the tour's start. "Björk's music is complex, mysterious and full of unpredictable sonic textures," says NPR's Bob Boilen. "The brilliant performances on Voltaic make it clear that Björk isn't just a visionary, but also an artist who inspires those around her to create equal parts music and magic, in an effort to bring her vision to life."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviews Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-bjorks-declare-independence-live-from-voltaic-2009-06-19June 19, 2009|0 comments
The Nonesuch Journal brought you a brief glimpse of Björk's forthcoming multimedia release, Voltaic, in a video preview of the project earlier this week. Now you can watch the first full-length song performance, "Declare Independence," recorded live in concert in Paris, at nonesuch.com/media. The performance is part of the concert film available in the CD+DVD and deluxe versions of Voltaic, to be released on Nonesuch on June 30, and will be screened in cities across the US in the coming weeks.