Bjork dating history
Around this same time, Björk was added to the lineup of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, alongside the likes of d Billy Idol.
With several of her fellow KUKL bandmates, in 1986, Björk formed the pop group the Sugarcubes, joined by Magga Örnólfsdóttir, Bragi Ólafsson and guitarist Thór Eldon. Though it was rumored that tension had grown between the director and his star, who also scored the film, Björk went on to win the prize for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination (best actress) for her performance.
Genius is not a word to use lightly, but if it can be applied to any female artist of the past 25 years, it must be to Björk.
She has won five Brits, been nominated for 14 Grammys, won Best Actress at Cannes for her tortured turn in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark — as well as an Oscar nod for the soundtrack.
It takes the form of Vulnicura Strings, an orchestral arrangement of her album of the same name, which she has promoted with two acoustic dates in London last month — at the Royal Albert Hall and the Hammersmith Apollo — as ‘the best way that I could support me as a female producer and a female arranger’.
She will follow this up by publishing her own handwritten scorebook for Vulnicura next month as authorial ‘proof’.
The digital stand-ins, the techno-masks and the cloaks and shields of protective clothing are all testaments to the difficulties of performing an album born of the personal apocalypse of her split in 2013; something she felt compelled to forensically ‘document’, as a ‘survival mechanism’. I think looking back on it, now that some time has past, it was the fact that it was a long-term relationship, you know?