This Wednesday, the Dryden Theatre (900 East Avenue) will screen a special presentation of "Björk: Biophilia Live," a new documentary concert film from directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland ("Berberian Sound Studio"). The eighth studio album from the eccentric and endlessly innovative Icelandic pop star, "Biophilia" has been described as "the multidisciplinary, multimedia exploration of the intersection of music, nature and technology" and as its name might suggest, is inspired by the Björk's affinity for the living world and all its inherent mysteries.
Recorded live at London's Alexandra Palace, the performance features the singer being accompanied by a 24-member female choir and a host of musicians playing a variety of custom-made instruments, including an enormous Tesla coil. The concert footage is intercut with animations and archive footage from nature documentaries, creating a fascinating, psychedelic viewing experience. "Biophilia Live" will be followed by a showing of the documentary "When Björk Met Attenborough," which finds the singer and broadcaster discussing their mutual love of music and the natural world. "Björk: Biophilia Live" will screen on Wednesday, October 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission, $6 for members and students, and can be purchased online at dryden.eastmanhouse.org or at the Dryden Theatre box office.