New York, – The Icelandic singer Björk debuted today at the newly inaugurated New York cultural center The Shed her new show “Cornucopia”, directed by Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, in which she combined music with digital technology and visual effects.
The concert is the first in a series of eight shows that the singer will give until June 1 at The Shed, the new cultural center of New York that aims to keep the city at the forefront of the world of the arts with a program that integrates established artists with emerging figures.
This is the first Björk show in which the singer has worked with theatrical collaborators, such as the artist Tobias Gremmler, who was responsible for digital visual design on a stage created by Chiara Stephenson.
They were also part of the concert “Viibra”, a musical group formed by seven women flute players from Iceland: Melkorka Olafsdottir, Ashildur Haraldsdottir, Berglind Maria Tomasdottir, Steinunn Vala Palsdottir, Bjorg Brjansdottir, Puriour Jonsdottir and Emilia Ros Sigfusdottir.
Bjork was also accompanied in the show, over an hour and a half long, by a harpist, Katie Buckley, a percussionist, Manu Delago, and electronic music DJ Bergur Porrison.
For the costumes that he wore on stage, Bjork counted on the collaboration of Olivier Rousteing, creative director of the French luxury firm Balmain.
The Shed, which in addition to being a platform for emerging artists aims to give access to as many New Yorkers as possible, has set a limit of two tickets per family.
Designed to host all kinds of events, from concerts, plays, exhibitions or conferences in its eight floors and 18,500 square meters, “The Shed”, which has cost 500 million dollars, has been presented to the world as an organization who will receive with open arms a new generation of artists from all fields and of varied origin.
In his first series of musical events, he premiered on April 5 with “Sountrack of America”, an elaborate concert in which he paid tribute to the history of African-American music (EFEUSA).