“Björk is a restlessly experimental, tremendous creative force,” The New Yorker.
The music of Björk defies categorisation. Her thirty-year career has produced a catalogue of works that cement her as an experimental creative force and one of the most important artists of the last century. Examining art-pop as a canvas to which electronica, classical, trip hop, jazz and dance converge in the avant-garde – her truly unique sonic portraits inspire, challenge and invigorate audiences and musicians worldwide.
Enter The Surface Project, Melbourne’s own emerging contemporary jazz collective. In a Stonnington Jazz premiere, the ensemble will re-work, re-imagine and re-model pieces from Iceland’s most famous exports’ inimitable repertoire. The show features special guest artists including cabaret chanteuse Mama Alto, soul powerhouse, electronic artists Tom Barton, vocal chameleon Georgie Darvidis (Edie Centric) and folk singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron. Taking cue from the Icelandian’s extensive mixed media collaborations, Fabian Acuña creates a visual score projected behind the artists to paint an optic representation of the music.
For fans, or for the uninitiated, do not miss this stunning homage to revolutionary music of Björk.
Music Director/Bass: Claire Cross
Drums: Cameron Sexton
Violin and Effects: Xani Kolac
Cello and Effects: Anita Quayle
Keys: Harry Cook
Saxophones: Liam Werrett
Visuals: Fabian Acuña