With signature flair, New Zealand’s most exciting chamber orchestra take on the inimitable Icelandic pop artist Björk.
In All is Full of Love, Blackbird Ensemble serves up an audio feast of Björk’s finest songs across the decades, re-imagining her much-loved classics from Debut through to Medulla and Utopia.
The line-up includes the enchanting singer-songwriter Anna Coddington, golden-voiced Mara TK, and the dreampop talent of Priya Sami (Sami Sisters). A band of strings, brass, woodwind, keys and percussion presents custom arrangements with beats made live via acoustic instruments, live object manipulation and folly.
Blackbird Ensemble draws musicians from diverse musical backgrounds to perform a radical and inventive take on classical and contemporary genres – from tango to electronica to classical – in evocatively themed settings. Always performing in elaborate costumes, the group has performed multiple productions to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim, taking on works from Radiohead to Philip Glass, PJ Harvey to Prokofiev.
If you haven’t experienced Blackbird Ensemble before, let this be your time. If you have, we welcome you back. All is full of love.