Bjork: ”Biophilia’ shows are a work in progress’

The Icelandic musician says her recent Manchester run - and Bestival - are prototypes

Bjork has told XFM that her recent run of ‘Biophilia’ shows in Manchester were a ‘work in progress’.

The singer and musician said that the debut performances of songs from her new album last month, as well as her show at Bestival in September, would not be ‘perfect’. She explained:

When we decided to do Manchester I had to settle with the fact that Manchester would be a work in progress – a prototype – and I think Bestival is going to be the same. It is not going to be perfect [until] the end of this tour – which will be a couple of years or something – it will be a fully grown creature.

The ‘Biophilia’ show will go on to tour seven more cities until 2014. ‘Biophilia’ is Bjork‘s eighth studio album and also a multimedia project which played its first run of shows as part of the Manchester International Festival. At the shows, Bjork unveiled all 10 of the new songs that will comprise the album, which will be released this autumn, while screens above the stage demonstrated some of the animations and games that will be included in the 10 iPad/iPhone apps that will accompany it. Each song and app explore a different pair of scientific and musicological concepts.


Yesterday (August 2) Bjork encouraged fans to hack her ‘Biophilia’ apps, which were developed for and with computer giants Apple.


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