Björk preps her most elaborate live show yet for NYC debut
Björk will be preparing her most intricate and elegant stage concert ever over winter in what will surely defrost New York City come spring 2019. The performance, titled Cornucopia, will surely be an abundance of art and sound, a fruition of a four-decade and unparalleled career.
Björk wrote on Twitter, “This winter I will prepare my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators.”
The Icelandic superstar has crossed genres and defined what was thought to be the undefinable for years. In 2015, a full-scale exhibition dedicated to Björk took place at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Nowhere near slowing down, Björk is still spearheading and guiding the avant-garde.
While she is preparing for her performance, so will the venue in which Cornucopia is to be held. Hudson Yards’ performance space, the Shed, is yet to be opened, but from what is public record, the venue has much in common with Björk. Both the artist and the architectural accomplishment, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, are revolutionary. The building will be able to expand and contract by rolling on a telescoping shell on rails, allowing the space to meet the needs of a wide array of galleries and performances. The Shed’s 25,000 square feet of NYC museum-quality atmosphere may be the only place on earth for such a performance, and Björk may be the very best choice to initiate the array of sound that is to come.