Björk says that in the 21st century, art and science have to unite
Björk sat down with the Guardian yesterday to answer of questions sent in by her fans.
She answered questions about her career that spans over 30 years, her favourite artists and Icelandic haggish.
AmieVarney asked the Icelandic icon if her latest album, 'Biophilia', was a way to breach the divide between science and art.
This is what she said:
"Well, seems like science and art were pretty much the same thing for thousands of years until the industrial revolution and the enlightenment separated them. I feel the 21st century is going to be the one where not only they can unite again but they have to ..."
In response to RueDesRigoles question about which artists she likes to listen to, she cited London artist, James Blake, amongst others, as her current favourite:
"I have been listening to Oval, James Blake, Joanna Newsom, Dirty Projectors, Micachu, Antony and of course some good r'n'b on Friday nights. Stuff from sublime frequencies , soul music from sixties south-east Asia ... I also have by now a selected songs from thousands of all sorts of CDs and stuff I have gathered together on playlists, mostly something people would call "world music" even though I think it is a hideous title, music from various times from various areas of the world ..."
CrispyCrunchy asked her how she prepares for the darker days of winter:
"We make icelandic haggish, I get also very excited about the Christmas present wrapping and sometimes start preparing that with my children way before. We did pick berries and sometimes prepare them ... the light in Iceland is only couple of hours in the darkest months so you kinda run out and do physical stuff like walk or bike and you kinda make more sure you enjoy it while it is there. I'm up in the north west Iceland right now and we watched the northern lights last night and they were spectacular!!!!"
Björk's eighth album, 'Biophilia', was released yesterday (October 10).
Check out the audio of an interview she did with BBC 6 Music and the video where Björk introduces the 'Biophilia' app:
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