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Bjork, Gorillaz's Damon Albarn at Manchester International Festival

March 17, 2011  |  2:06pm
Bjork, Gorillaz's Damon Albarn at Manchester International Festival

Telegraph.co.uk has the details about Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Bjork’s appearances as part of the Manchester International Festival.

Telegraph writes “Albarn has written an opera based on the life of Dr. John Dee, an Elizabethan Renaissance man known as the Queen’s Conjuror and said to be the inspiration for Prospero in The Tempest. Dee also reportedly coined the term ‘British Empire.’”

A press release regarding Bjork’s forthcoming album,Biophilia, describes the record as a “multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows.” We recently reported on the Solar System iPad app that uses portions of Bjork’s album for its music.

The press release goes on to mention instruments used for Bjork’s upcoming shows: “bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns—creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp.”

The festival runs from June 30-July 17.

Bjork-specific dates:

June
30 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall

July
3 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall
7 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall
10 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall
13 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall
16 – Manchester, England @ Campfield Market Hall

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