Bjork makes me believe in music. Since my first listen of Venus as a Boy, I have been entranced by what she can do with her voice, ingeniously combining it with unconventional instruments, sounds and collaborators. The genius mega-artist has released her eighth album, Biophilia, to breach the gap between nature, science, technology, and music. Not only does Biophilia feature Tesla coil instruments, it is accompanied by an education program for middle schoolers that explores the ties between music and science.The program, which is set to touch down in the States and kicks off in New York City, is three weeks long. Bjork says,
Here you can explore spatial and structural similarities in crystals and music, hear how viruses behave like generative music, see how the full moon governs the tide which then rations water into a music sequencer...
The former Sugarcubes frontwoman (shown above as a teen) spoke of her youth on Facebook recently, saying:
We had a wonderful time as teenagers. We were very positive punks. Not the kind who's [sic] bitter on everything around us. We wanted to do everything ourselves.
It looks like her positive punk DIY spirit lives on. New Yorkers can catch her show at the New York Hall of Science in Queens from Feb. 3-18, or at the Roseland Ballroom from Feb. 22-March 2 (tickets are available here).
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