Björk: Biophilia Live
Tuesday Oct 28 07:30 PM
Wednesday Oct 29 01:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 29 07:30 PM
Thursday Oct 30 01:00 PM
Thursday Oct 30 07:30 PM
Friday Oct 31 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, UK, 2014. 97 mins.
After first seeing life as an app (the first to be to be acquired by New York City's Museum of Modern Art.) and CD, Björk’s multidisciplinary multimedia project Biophilia is now a concert film like no other. Helmed by British director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) and editor Nick Fenton (The Double, The Selfish Giant and Sigur Rós docs Inni and Heima) the film features Björk and her band performing every song on the artist’s eighth studio album in an immersive show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013. Pairing weird and wonderful instruments—some digital, some traditional, and some unclassifiable—with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world, the result is a visual and aural spectacle. The film has already been hailed by Variety as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers” and “an imaginative stand-alone artwork” by the Hollywood Reporter.
Watch the trailer here.
Inspired by Björk: Pre-screening mini concerts
Oct 28 + 29 at 6:30pm
Local bands Alt/Air, Page, The Bougies, and Boy and Sea, pay homage to Björk by putting their spin on their favorite songs by the Icelandic pop goddess.
Oct 28: Page | Alt/Air
Oct 29: Boy and Sea | The Bougies
Free with a ticket to the 7:30pm screening.
Special thanks: Aly Ishikuni, Art + Flea, Alt/Air, Page, The Bougies, and Boy and Sea.
Vocalist Aly Ishikuni and DJ/producer Brandon Udani met in 2006. They shared a love for Japanese electronic music and were greatly inspired by the mega pop duo Capsule. Through AIM and gmail correspondence, Aly and Brandon exchanged music ideas and communicated over the internet. This process continued for four years, until one day they finally met and decided to join forces to become a real band. They named themselves Alt/Air, taken from the name of the brightest star in the constellation Aquila. Since their debut at the 2010 Kawaii Kon Anime Convention, Alt/Air has taken the local music scene by storm. They have opened for visiting DJs and bands as Aural Vampire, Owl City, Passion Pit, Classixx, Diplo, and Steve Aoki.
“Page are story tellers; each song turns the page into another chapter.”—James Cave, TheOffsetter.com
After years of friendship and late nights in Chinatown, Page was created in early 2013. With Paul Bajcar on lead guitar, Amrik Shidu on bass, Grant Na‘auao on drums, and Emily Sewell on lead vocals, Page aspire to tell a conceptual story about a journey, place, and feeling that represent a Home. Each ethereal song invokes a dreamscape inspired by the visions told through the lyrics. Page is currently recording their first album and is in the process of writing the next conceptual story. The friendships continue and their stories will grow with late nights of creating and practicing at the Old Blaisdell Hotel downtown.
Oahu-based indie band The Bougies has expanded from the brother-sister duo of Jordan and Kelly Bongolan to a four-piece band with the addition of Julian Zhou and Joy Furushima. The musical chemistry is obvious in their cooperative songwriting process and performances. Each band member lends a hand to the creative process: Kelly pens most of the lyrics, Jordan crafts the melody, Julian refines it with his “flair and jangle,” and, finally, Joy adds bass riffs to Kelly’s driving drum beats.
Boy and Sea
Boy and Sea is an electronic-indie-pop-rock-ish-band based in Honolulu.