The Shamaness - Bjork

Oh I adore Bjork! Her new album Biospheres is inspired by nature and her concert opens with the song Thunderbolt, a song featuring two Tesla coils - electrical columns shooting out bolts of lightning to generate musical notes. She has also created 'gravity harps' made from 10ft pendulums that pluck strings as they move back and forth. The future is already here and it features a voice-over from Sir David Attenborough!

This is a letter from Bjork written on June 29, 2011, in which was sent via email to all of the members of her website.

hi it's björk here

maybe you heard already but i have a new project coming soon called biophilia

it is an album, an app album, a live show and a new website

to make this project i met some amazing explorers, inventors, scientists and programmers. i thought i'd tell you a bit about the project.

the first single and app is called crystalline. it explores crystal and musical structure, and also features a computer-controlled celeste i had remade with bronze bars. i did a video with michel gondry and there will be remixes coming soon too

the live show starts at manchester international festival for 3 weeks at the end of june and will tour the world for the next 2 years! i will be joined by an icelandic girl choir, a computer-controlled gamelan / celeste and pipe organ, a pendulum harp, a singing tesla coil, a hang player called manu and a pin barrel harp!

i'm really excited to show you the project soon!

warmth, björk