Iceland women’s shelter Kvennaathvarfið will be the beneficiary of funds raised by the performances.
By Bubba Khrishnamurti
Icelandic native Björk has just announced a series of orchestral performances to be livestreamed later this summer. Proceeds from the livestream will be directed at the Iceland Women’s Shelter Kvennaathvarfið. She will perform shows supported by an orchestral ensemble at Harpa Hall in Reykjavík before a live audience August 9, 15, and 23. The initial performance will feature the Hamrahlíð Choir. The remaining two performances will host instrumentalists from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. The stripped down performances will be, according to Björk, “unplugged… performed without beats and electronics ”
Livestreams will be made public for each performance in an effort to raise funds for Reykjavík women’s shelter Kvennaathvarfið.
“I feel we are going through extraordinary times, horrifying but also an opportunity to truly change ” Björk said in a press release for the shows. “It is demanded of us that we finally confront all racism, that we learn that lives are more important that profit, and look inside us and finecomb out all our hidden prejudices and privileges.”