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Heralded as ‘one of the most incredible displays of lights and sounds ever to grace a stage in the city’ by New York Magazine
“Björk’s Cornucopia is the Wildest Visual Display in a Concert That I’ve Ever Seen” – Vulture Magazine
“Fantasy as a weapon for change” – The New Yorker
“100 minutes of a nearly overwhelming array of sounds and images, a true feast for the senses and an ecstatic paean to nature and flutes. Her voice sounded incredible as ever, never flagging throughout the show as if drawn from an infinite wellspring of power and energy” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Bjork’s insane new theatre production is an experimental artpop masterpiece: ‘Cornucopia’ just might be her masterpiece.” – nj.com
Following a world premiere at New York City’s The Shed and a residency at Mexico City’s Parque Bicentenario, Björk announces the European premiere of Cornucopia with 8 upcoming shows.
According to Björk, this is her “most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get … an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas.”
Cornucopia is digital theatre crafted around Björk’s most recent album ‘Utopia’. The show is created and produced by Björk, with music co-produced by Arca, and the staging directed by film director Lucrecia Martel. The digital visuals are by media artist Tobias Gremmler, co-creative direction from James Merry and a stage design by Chiara Stephenson. Also performing onstage are the Icelandic flute septet Viibra, harpist Katie Buckley, with percussion from Manu Delago.
Electronics and a number of bespoke instruments are also implemented in the innovative surround-sound stage design. Cornucopia boasts a 360 sound system that “immerses fans in a sensory techno-acoustic utopia, underscored by a poignant socio-political message about the need for environmental action” – Dazed.
During the show, Björk will perform a number of songs from inside a specially-built reverb chamber made with acousticians Arup which will allow her to sing live with customised natural acoustics.
Balmain and Iris Van Herpen are the designers behind the couture costumes worn by the cast of
Cornucopia’s European dates are as follows: 13 Nov – Brussels @ Forest National
Artist presale 7th Aug 9am BST Local presale 8th August 10am
16 Nov – Luxembourg @ Rockhal Artist presale 7th Aug 9am BST Local presale 8th August 10am
19 Nov – London @ The O2 O2 presale 6th Aug 9am BST Artist presale 7th Aug 9am BST Local presale 8th August 10am
25 Nov – Glasgow @ SSE Hydro SSE presale 6th Aug 9am BST Artist presale 7th Aug 9am BST Local presale 8th August 10am
28 Nov – Dublin @ 3Arena SSE presale 6th Aug 9am BST Artist presale 7th Aug 9am BST Local presale 8th August 10am