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Attenborough inspired Bjork’s tour

Icelandic singer Bjork opened her world tour on Thursday by unveiling a series of quirky multi-media designs inspired by award-winning naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The pop star performed the first date of her Biophilia trek at the Campfield Market Hall in Manchester, as part of the Manchester International Festival.

The concert saw Bjork show off an array of stunning features, including a 24-piece female choir and nature-themed art installations, inspired by wildlife documentary-maker Attenborough.

The visuals included footage of zombie snails, and film of huge worms feasting on a seal carcass at the bottom of the Antarctic, which were displayed as Bjork sang tracks from her new album.

She also unveiled a number of custom-made instruments, including a ’sharpsichord’ - a large cylinder with protruding pins - and a cross between a piano and a glockenspiel.

The star has a three-week residency at the venue during the festival before she takes the show across the globe.

publié dans orange.co.uk - 01.07.2011

 

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