Björk presents series of live-streamed charity matinee performances - live from Reykjavik
ICELAND AIRWAVES & BJÖRK PRESENT SERIES OF LIVESTREAMED CHARITY MATINEE PERFORMANCES LIVE FROM REYKJAVÍK
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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 the 9th, 15th and 23rd August.
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 collaborate 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, Hamrahlíð Choir and special guests 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.
Sunday 9th August - 17:00 GMT
Saturday 15th August - 17:00 GMT
Sunday 23rd August - 17:00 GMT
A note from Björk:
i would like to invite you to some concerts
and to honour how many icelandic musicians i have worked with through the years
i recorded almost all of my albums with local musicians :
homogenic with an icelandic string octet
and we are going to celebrate that we are all healthily exiting quarantine together by playing concerts in harpa music hall for 3 weekends of august
my input into the feminist fight is to brag about that almost all of those arrangements are by me
the concerts will be in the afternoons and will also be streamed live online, where there will be an option to donate to the icelandic women's shelter - which supports women of all origin in iceland
for those attending in person, after the concert we will be offering food to raise money in support of this charity
the concerts will be "unplugged" or acoustic and performed without beats and electronics
i feel we are going through extraordinary times
let´s all humbly learn together
Tickets for the live shows are available for general sale commencing on 3rd July 2020 from 12pm GMT (1pm BST). Tickets will be priced in five tiers, starting at 4.990 ISK and available to purchase here. Ticket buyers will be offered the option to donate to Kvennaathvarfid.
Live stream tickets are priced at £15, with 20% of proceeds going towards charity, alongside extra charitable donation options available. Streaming ticket options are available via DICE below.
Bundle Ticket (all three performances) - https://
About the the musicians:
THE ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The members of viibra are:
THE HAMRAHLÍÐ CHOIR
July 3, 2020 9:30am ET by Pressparty