Björk’s Cornucopia: Sci-Fi and Psychedelia in Surround at The Shed

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Nobody would ever accuse Björk of being ordinary. Over the past four decades, the visionary Icelandic artist has built a reputation for crafting bold, experimental works that combine sound, visuals, fashion, and technology in groundbreaking and thrilling new ways. So it was fitting that The Shed, New York City’s radical new cultural center in the Hudson Yards complex, commissioned the artist to create a performance series exploring the venue’s kinetic features, including an 8-million pound “shell” that glides over an open plaza to transform its performance spaces. (Read more about The Shed in our overview here, and learn about its sound systems here.)

Sarah Jones is a writer, editor, and content producer with more than 20 years' experience in pro audio, including as editor-in-chief of three leading audio magazines: MixEQ, and Electronic Musician. She is a lifelong musician and committed to arts advocacy and learning, including acting as education chair of the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy, where she helps develop event programming that cultivates the careers of Bay Area music makers.

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