Björk has announced plans for 3 special matinee performances in association with Iceland Airwaves, which will be live-streamed online and raise money for domestic women’s charities worldwide. With Iceland now reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows will take place with a live audience at Reykjavík’s Harpa Hall on August 9, 15 and 23.
The performances will act as a celebration of the Icelandic musicians that Björk has worked with over the years, with each concert finding the artist collaborating with over 100 Icelandic musicians, across three groups that have played a part within the creation of her discography. Each concert will feature different songs, with Björk´s instrumental arrangements played by members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Flute Septet Viibra and Hamrahlíð Choir without electronics or beats. The performances will be raising money and awareness for Kvennaathvarfid – a charity that supports women and immigrants of different origin within Iceland.
Björk Live from Reykjavík
Eldborg – Harpa
Sunday August 9 – 17:00 GMT
björk with Hamrahlið Choir, conductor Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, Bergur Þórisson, organ
Saturday August 15 – 17:00 GMT
björk with strings from Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Sunday August 23 – 17:00 GMT
björk with brass from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, flute septet Viibra, harpist Katie Buckley,pianist Jónas Sen