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Björk to Debut New 'Biophilia' Songs at Residency in England

New live performance will include installation art, apps and a 30-foot musical pendulum

March 17, 2011 5:40 PM ET
Björk to Debut New 'Biophilia' Songs at Residency in England
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Björk will be debuting new material from her forthcoming album Biophilia at a series of concerts at the Manchester International Festival in England between June 30th and July 16th. According to Björk, these performances are a meditation on the relationship between music, nature and technology and will feature live music as well as multimedia elements including installations, performance art and apps for mobile devices.

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This set of shows will also include special instruments conceived and constructed specifically for these concerts, including custom-built digitally controlled pipe organs, a gamelan-celeste hybrid and a 30-foot pendulum that harnesses the planet's gravitational pull to create musical patterns.

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Björk intends to take this Biophilia show on the road following this premiere in Manchester, presumably as a way of promoting the new album. A release date for Biophilia has not been announced but it is expected to hit stores later this year.

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