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Blackbird Ensemble Touring Björk Homage 'All Is Full Of Love' In October

Blackbird Ensemble Touring Björk Homage 'All Is Full Of Love' In October

A.K. / Thursday 19th September, 2019 11:35AM

Audiences can experience the songs of Icelandic musical pioneer Björk in a whole new way through The Blackbird Ensemble’s All Is Full Of Love. After selling out shows during their debut season, the Björk homage is returning this October for four North Island shows. Director Claire Cowen draws from the talented chamber orchestra, the voices of Anna Coddington, Mara TK and Priya Sami, and the iconic Björk back catalogue to bring audiences an unforgettable theatrical encounter. Take note of where the Blackbird Ensemble is migrating this spring…

Blackbird Ensemble - 'All Is Full Of Love'

Thursday 17th October - Shed 6, Wellington
Friday 18th October - Nelson Arts Festival, Theatre Royal Nelson
Tuesday 22nd October - Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton 
Thursday 24th October - Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, The Victoria Spiegeltent Village Green, Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Tickets are available now, head over to Blackbird Ensemble's website here for more info.

Experience a short clip of Anna Coddington with The Blackbird Ensemble performing Björk's 'Hyperballad'...

Press release:

After the debut Auckland season completely sold-out its run and a string of incredible concerts in the South Island earlier in the year, Blackbird Ensemble have added a collection of North Island dates this October. With their stunning homage to the music of Björk, All is Full of Love, will play for one night only in Wellington (October 17), Hamilton (October 22), and Hawke's Bay (October 24), with more dates to be announced.

Audiences have been spellbound by this stunning tribute to one of music’s most innovative artists, with New Zealand’s celebrated chamber orchestra transforming Björk’s iconic catalogue with their own unique flair. The 2019 line-up features a trio of incredibly talented kiwi vocalists – Anna Coddington, Mara TK and Priya Sami.

Blackbird Ensemble, New Zealand’s most inventive and theatrical chamber orchestra, presents an awe-inspiring homage to 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, reimagining her much-loved classics from Debut through to Medulla and Utopia.

Blackbird Ensemble are some of Aotearoa’s most impressive musicians, coming together to play everything from traditional strings, brass, woodwind, keys and percussion to food packaging, whistles, and umbrellas to add foley and atmosphere to the reinvented arrangements. Claire Cowan has completely transformed the music of Björk with her musical direction, drawing from the genre-spanning nature of the popstar’s three-decade solo career.

Formed in 2010, the Blackbird Ensemble name has come to represent a growing group of musicians from different musical backgrounds, to produce holistic and memorable musical experiences. Enchanting their audiences with radical versions of both beloved and unknown music from across genres, extra musical elements are integrated to enhance and strengthen the ideas behind the music. All is Full of Love is the perfect example of their second-to-none ability to take captivating and powerful music one step further, with phenomenal lighting and sound design along with elaborate costuming transporting audiences to an emotional world of wonder inside the theatre.


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Blackbird Ensemble Performs Björk: All Is Full Of Love
Thu 17th Oct
Shed 6, Wellington
Blackbird Ensemble Performs Björk: All Is Full Of Love
Tue 22nd Oct
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton