Published May 10, 2011Though we haven't quite hit the big reveal, we're slowly finding out more and more about Björk's upcoming Biophilia. After being teased with a song earlier this year, as well as news that the record would be launched as a "multimedia project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows," the singer has now launched a new website further detailing Biophilia.
Truthfully, there isn't much to look at on Björk's website at the moment, but we can expect more info as time goes by. At the moment, swirls of constellations spin around when you scroll over the site, and there's a neat snippet of audio wherein the Icelandic chanteuse explains her goals for Biophilia. She said it's all about the "physics of sound" and how music notes "bounce off walls, between objects."
A launch date for Biophilia has yet to be announced, but as previously reported, Björk will be premiering new material during a six-show stretch at Campfield Market Hall in Manchester this summer. The shows promise to be interesting, as a press release explains she will be using a "range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally controlled pipe organ; a 30-foot pendulum that harnesses the earth's gravitational pull to create musical patterns -- creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp."
These unique instruments are hardly just for show. "These devices make visible some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of tracks," the statement reads.
Check out the dates below.
6/30 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall
7/3 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall
7/7 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall
7/10 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall
7/13 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall
7/16 Manchester, UK - Campfield Market Hall