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June 4th, 2009

Björk Comes To Philly In June…Sort Of.

With opportunities to catch Icelandic singer (and attacker of reporters) Björk in the flesh becoming rarer and rarer, you may want to take advantage of the upcoming one-night-only screening of Voltaic: The Volta Tour — which documents Björk’s Paris and Reykjavik shows from her 2007/2008 Volta world tour — at the 941 Theater (941 N. Front Street in NoLibs) on Saturday, June 20th. It begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $7. Here’s more info about the film:

“Voltaic: The Volta tour Live in Paris and Reykjavik” is a remarkable, multi-media document of Björk’s visually dazzling Volta tour. Full of on-your-feet moments, the film features highlights recorded in Paris and Reykjavik, with performances of songs from Volta as well as earlier tracks including “Hunter,” “Joga,” “Army of Me,” and “Hyperballad.”

Björk’s band on the Volta tour included Mark Bell (LFO) on computers and keyboards and Damian Taylor on keyboards and programming. Drums and percussion were played by Chris Corsano (Sonic Youth, etc.); Jónas Sen played piano, harpsichord, and church organ; and Björk’s all female Icelandic 10-piece brass section rounded out the group. A dynamic, grand live experience, the Volta tour has been acclaimed around the world.

Directed by Russell Thomas. Produced by Andy Derbyshire. Musical and creative direction by Björk. Running time: 71:14

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