Björk is about to arrive in Milan, where she will have a great show (as usual). In fact, in the case of the famous Icelandic artist, it is perhaps reductive to speak of a “concert” given that her exhibitions are, if anything, artistic performances that mix various components of art, for a 360° show.
Not only music but also scenography, visual effects, tableau vivant and performances that could almost be counted in the art of famous performers of the caliber of Marina Abramović, so to speak.
Certainly those who attend a “concert” by Björk do not go out and say: “oh, what a beautiful concert that was”. It happens to remain speechless for hours, witnesses of a performance that touches many senses, speaks many languages and opens up many worlds. In short, something extrasensory and almost an alien experience, many of Björk’s fans who have had the opportunity to see her in front of themselves swear.
The most famous “Icelandic elf” in the world is today the protagonist of the Cornucopia Tour. The tour includes two dates in Italy: on 12 September 2023 in Milan, at the Mediolanum Forum, then on 23 September at the Unipol Arena in Bologna.
Presales for both shows are open on Ticketone, Ticketmaster and Vivaticket.
The Cornucopia Tour will be spectacular, as Björk’s trademark guarantees every time
Once again, the large crowd of followers of this “guru” of a real musical philosophy will not be disappointed. The Cornucopia Tour offers tickets that are not simple tickets for a concert but rather one-way tickets for a journey into parallel and ancestral worlds. A journey through “strands of dreams and forests of mysterious mushrooms”, as stated on Rolling Stonetogether with an artist capable of generating hallucinatory navigations into the unconscious with her hypnotic music.
The albums Utopia And Fossora are the sources from which Björk draws from for the Cornucopia Tour
The Cornucopia Tour brings the incredible atmospheres of Björk’s last two studio albums around the world: Fossora (2022) e Utopia (2017).
The Italian dates are eagerly awaited, as the Icelandic musician has been missing from our country for five years, also clearly thanks to the Covid pandemic which has suspended major events all over the world.
Björk officially inaugurated her new tour six days ago, when on September 1st in Lisbon she opened the dances with the kick-off of the tour in the Portuguese capital. On that occasion, you spoke of the Cornucopia Tour as “a clash between two worlds, two imaginaries that come together to create a new, completely new universe”, as you report RS.
A Show with a capital S
The Cornucopia Tour production features digital images created by media artists Tobias Gremmler, Andy Huang, Nick Knight and M/M especially for Björk. The images dialogue with the scenography designed by Chiara Stephenson. Viibra, a group of seven extremely talented flutists, will be present on stage together with the Icelandic musician, “together with clarinetists, a harpist, percussion, electronics and a series of custom-made instruments implemented in the innovative surround sound system including a reverb chamber customized”, as the “Bible of Rock” magazine reports Rolling Stone.
As regards the two Italian dates of the tour, Radio Monte Carlo will be the official radio of the two events.
All dates of the Cornucopia Tour
Below is the complete list of dates for Björk’s Cornucopia Tour. The tour takes place in Europe.
01/09 – Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
04/09 – WiZink Centre, Madrid, Spain
08/09 – Accor Arena, Paris, France
12/09 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
16/09 – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
19/09 – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
23/09 – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
18/11 – Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
21/11 – Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
24/11 – Quarterback Immodilien Arena, Leipzig, Germany
28/11 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
02/12 – Zenith, Nantes, France
05/12 – Arkéa Arena, Bordeaux, France
Björk: myth, legend or real musician? Doubt remains…
Born Björk Guðmundsdóttir but known simply as Björk, born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavik, Iceland, she is one of the most influential and innovative artists of recent decades.
His debut dates back to when he was only 11 years old: it was at this tender age that he recorded his first album with a local band called Tappi Tíkarrass. She later became a member of the Sugarcubes, an Icelandic pop-rock group that achieved international success in the late 1980s. After the Sugarcubes disbanded, Björk embarked on a solo career, becoming an international star.
His music is a pastiche of genres, styles, sounds and atmospheres. A heady cocktail I’m in shake together experimental electronica, pop, trip-hop and world music. The olive in the Martini is her uvula: a distinctive, versatile and emotional voice that made Björk a legend.
Debut (1993) is his first solo album. Post (1995) consolidated his fame, bringing masterpieces such as Army of Me And Hyperballad. Homogenic (1997) focuses on electronics, while Evening (2001) is more experimental and makes use of organic sounds and sampling. Medulla (2004) has the human voice as its main protagonist, accompanied by a few traditional musical instruments. Time (2007) saw the collaboration of musicians such as Toumani Diabaté and Antony Hegarty. There is alsoBiophilia (2011), a multimedia project that combined music, interactive apps and a documentary.
Also part of the “Björk package” are her artistic and innovative music videos, many of which were directed by famous directors.
Björk is not only a great name in contemporary music but also, in some ways, in contemporary art. After all, the musician spent most of her life (until September 2013) with the contemporary artist Matthew Barney, an important American performance artist, director and sculptor.