Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Watch: Björk Performs "Cosmogony" on "The Colbert Report," Discusses "Biophilia"
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. © 2011 Wellhart/One Little Indian
As noted yesterday in the Nonesuch Journal
—whose ten-night residency in New York City begins this Friday night—was the guest on last night's episode of The Colbert Report
on Comedy Central. She performed the song "Cosmogony" off her new album, Biophilia
, music from which will be featured in her upcoming residency. For the Colbert Report
performance, Björk was backed by members of an award-winning Icelandic women's choir, Alarm Will Sound
percussionist Chris Thompson, and app developer Max Weisel, who will also perform on stage alongside Björk in the live shows. Watch last night's performance below.
Björk also spoke with host Stephen Colbert about the origins and various multimedia components of Biophilia
, walks through some of the apps that were released in conjunction with the album, and discusses the intersection between science and music explored in the project. Watch the interview after the performance below.