Now playing at Cinematheque, intermittently until Thursday, October 30, Bjork: Biophilia Live is a concert film recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013.
Although thoroughly trained in conventional forms of music since childhood, throughout her career Bjork has always strived to push through new boundaries.
“Biophilia” is a term meaning love and recognition of the human connection with all life systems.
Bjork’s signature style of voice comes through in this work, yet she has reinvented ways to produce electronic and instrumental sound.
In this exploration, she correlates musical patterns and form to the characteristics of natural phenomena. Her sources of inspiration range from the microscopic to the cosmic scale.
Bjork also incorporates the human element in the form of a women’s Icelandic choir.
Biophilia not only captures this merging of technology, science and music, but in the editing process the work creates many layers of association and ambiance for the viewer.
Bjork often redefines the feminine, in this case, emitting a powerful and emotional call and evoking her interconnection with the many expressions of living systems.
Thu. Oct 30 / 9:15 pm