Last night was the first of six sold-out concerts by Björk, premiering her new project Biophilia. following sold-out residencies in Manchester (UK) and Reykjavik (Iceland) in 2011, the NYSCI residency will be followed by four shows at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, from February 6 through March 2, 2012.
Björk collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians and instrument makers during the production of Biophilia. The result is a unique multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces – particularly those where music, nature and technology meet. The project explores the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena.
Among those posting reactions to the opening performance is Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, who was struck by the Great Hall as “an eerie windowless space with a cathedral-high ceiling and irregularly curved walls that suggest convulsive ripples in time and space.”