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Bjork: Biophilia

The Icelandic singer discusses her new album

  • 13/07/2011
  • Elizabeth Alker

Bjork is midway through a residency at the Manchester International Festival.

It sees her perform her new album, Biophilia, in full along with a number of old classics.

The Icelandic singer has created new instruments for the show including a Gamelest and a sharpsichord while the performance takes place in an old aircraft hanger in Manchester.

There is also a twenty-four piece Icelandic choir and the voice of David Attenborough.

The album will be released later in the year as a series of apps for the iphone or ipad.

6 Music's Elizabeth Alker spoke to Bjork about the album, live show, Manchester and which current UK artists she is listening to.

Hear the full interview below.

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    • 1. At 5:57pm on 13 Jul 2011, McKatz wrote:

      Brilliant, can't wait to hear it all in it's entirety, especially David Attenborough. I already think John Lydon should cover/remix, "Declare Independence"; seems like an/the obvious influence. Never disappointed with Bjork, always bringing something different and/or mutated to the table.

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