Concert précédent : The Corn Exchange
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04.12.1998 St George’s Bristol Royaume-Uni Bristol 0

Concert secret avec le Brodsky Quartet


The string quartet opened brilliantly with a composition by Peter Sculthorpe in which the strings’ twittering glissandos echoed the calls of Australian birds. Then Björk appeared, dressed in a white cardie over a long oriental dress. If an opening Icelandic poem seemed pitched at a rather lofty aesthetic distance, the series of emotional open wounds that followed - songs taken mainly from the Homogenic album - were viscerally direct, with the lyrics’ unflinching autopsy of failed relationships given an even rawer edge by the sawing strings of the quartet.


The second half was, if possible, even more intense than the first, with "Anyone Who Had A Heart", a grandstanding "It’s Oh So Quiet", and another Icelandic poem. The fact that Björk has been touring with strings as well as a programmer concert (and the amplification was so minimal that she sang off mike with no evident weakening), suggested that she may not quite have found her sympathetic context yet.
source : The Independent



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