A complex fusion of technology, visual arts and music, Bjork's 'Biophilia' project spawned some truly remarkably concerts.
Bringing along a camera crew, the results were merged into the 'Bjork: Biophilia Film'. Set to receive a full screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival, organisers are preparing a Sonic Gala for the documentary.
Crafted by Peter Strickland and editor Nick Fenton, 'Bjork: Biophilia Live' was shot live at London's Alexandra Palace in September 2013. The documentary features each track from 'Biophilia' alongside radically re-worked elements of Bjork's catalogue.
Set to receive a nationwide release later this year, 'Bjork: Biophilia Live' will air at the BFI London Film Festival on October 9th at the Odeon West End.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, comments: "Under the curatorship of BFI Head of Events and Production, Stuart Brown, our Sonic cinema programme in both LFF and year-round at BFI Southbank presents an exceptional selection of screenings and events that revel in the connection between music and film. Björk is a true innovator, collaborating with exceptional filmmakers and artists to produce intoxicating work at the intersection of music and film. We are delighted to be welcoming her, along with Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton, to the BFI London Film Festival's UK premiere."
Director Peter Strickland said "Being offered the Sonic Gala is gleeful revenge for all those many occasions when people complained about the music I was playing!"
Nick Fenton adds "Let's not get too excited as it is only a concert film with some volcanoes and a few viruses; thunder and lightning; plankton and planets. Not forgetting Björk, the jellyfish, David Attenborough and the beautiful sounds of the choir Nobili. So just another Sonic Gala at the BFI London Film Festival."
'Biophilia Live' screening takes place on October 9th.