25 novembre 2019

SSE Hydro

Glasgow, Royaume-Uni


“Venus As A Boy”, from her 1993 debut, and “Isobel”, from 1995’s Post, appear amongst newer material ; the former barely recognisable in an organic arrangement for single flute, the latter accompanied by the band jerking and undulating in time to juddering, reimagined percussion. “Show Me Forgiveness” finds Björk retreating to her custom-built reverb chamber for a primal performance, more raw than even the stripped-back recording ; while a breathtaking “Blissing Me” featured percussionist Manu Delago creating rhythm by pouring water from wooden bowls into a trough of water.
“Mouth’s Cradle” felt like a faerie reverie straight from the pages of Shakespeare : dancing flautists in floating white garb, djembe drum and the choir. “Features Creatures” came with glacier-like visuals, stripped of the beats which characterise the album version to emphasise the devastating poetry of the lyrics ; while “Pagan Poetry” needed only a little harp to elevate the evocativeness of the chorus.
The Arts Desk

Première partie

par Hamrahlid Choir
01. Ísland, farsælda frón
02. Vísur vatnsenda-rósu
03. Sonnets/Unrealities XI
04. Cosmogony


01. Family (intro)
02. The Gate
03. Utopia
04. Arisen My Senses
05. Show Me Forgiveness
06. Venus as a Boy
07. Claimstaker
08. Isobel
09. Blissing Me
10. flute solo
11. Body Memory
12. Hidden Place
13. Mouth’s Cradle
14. Features Creatures
15. Courtship
16. Pagan Poetry
17. Losss
18. Sue Me
19. Tabula Rasa

Discours de Greta Thunberg

20. Future Forever
21. Notget

sur scène

  • Bergur Þórisson
  • Katie Buckley
  • Manu Delago
  • The Hamrahlíð Choir
  • Viibra (flutists)


habillée par

  • Hungry
  • Iris van Herpen
  • James Merry
  • John Vial
  • Olivier Rousteing


  • Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Tobias Gremmler
  • Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones


  • Santiago Felipe