The one and only Björk was the person in charge of inaugurating the cycle of this year’s Sónar+D’s – also known as Digital Culture and Creative Technologies Congress – activities on Wednesday. The world-renowned Icelandic creative offered an exciting conversation in which she explained her beginnings, last projects and confessed some of her concerns – for example that she accidentally deleted the session she had been working on for that night set, or that she usually uses GarageBand as it is the easiest producing tool. She also explained that when she works as a DJ she usually develops the sessions depending on the environment and the place where she is working on, so there is no possibility to listen to the same set of Björk twice.
Besides, she usually asks the festivals/venues organizations to schedule her concerts in the sunrise or in the sunset, so she can combine the feeling of dancing under the light of day and under the darkness of the night. And that was the case for Sónar+D. Starting at eight o’clock, when there was still some sun, the queen of avant-garde performed a very conceptual and intense DJ set. It spanned from water splashing sounds to an unknown-language cover of Gloria Gaynor’s I will survive, going through Arabic canticles, primitive drums and rhythms, industrial glitched sounds, and many other references. Definitely the work and attitude of Björk can only be summed up in her own words: “¡Humans are fucking great!”