This is the year of Björk. The Icelandic singer has been making headlines with her critically acclaimed new album, "Vulnicura," and her upcoming shows at Governors Ball and Carnegie Hall. One of the most exciting things coming from the singer is her new retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, titled “Björk." She has recently released a trailer for the exhibition which is sure to titillate fans of the often subversive icon.
Björk fans rejoice! The Icelandic singer is returning to New York after an early release of her 2015 album "Vulnicura," performing at Carnegie Hall and City Center. Her new album, which has been widely praised, has also stirred up talk for including a 10-minute diss track Björk directed at ex Matthew Barney.
The Museum of Modern Art will soon begin to experiment with bringing its popular exhibitions into movie theaters starting with "Matisse," a documentary based on the highly popular exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.” The 90-minute, high-definition film will feature footage of the exhibitions as they were being organized and installed, along with historical films of Matisse and interviews with curators, conservators and museum officials. The film is being produced by Fathom Events, which has brought live transmissions of Metropolitan Opera productions into movie theaters for several years. The Arts Alliance and Seventh Art Productions, the company that created “Leonardo Live,” based on the popular exhibition at the National Gallery in London, will also be involved in the making of the documentary.
Classicalite favorite Maya Beiser will perform in Films for Cello as part of Bill Morrison: Compositions at The Museum of Modern Art later this month. The evening will feature films by Bill Morrison and music by Michael Gordon and Michael Harrison. The event is just short of Beiser’s Uncovered record release, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin and many others.
This fall, New Amsterdam Records will present Sound / Source, an all-day electronic music festival at MoMA PS1. Produced in collaboration with L3M, the Oct. 19 event will feature Tyondai Braxton, Paul Lansky (with members of Roomful of Teeth), Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich, Holly Herndon, Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room and Huerco S.