Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Björk awarded the Polar Music Prize

Image (cropped by me) and video from the Polar Music Prize.

The wonderful artist Björk was awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize 2010 with the motivation:

"The Polar Music Prize 2010 is being awarded to Icelandic artist Björk. With her deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice, Björk has already made an indelible mark on pop music and modern culture at large, despite her relative youth.

No other artist moves so freely between avant-garde and pop. With her albums and videos, Björk has taken avant-garde to the top of the charts. She has also always embraced technological advances, combining computers with ancient sounds.

Björk has introduced an arctic temperament to popular music and shown how passionate and explosive it can be. Björk is an untameable force of nature, an artist who marches to nobody’s tune but her own.”

The other recipient of the 2010 Polar Music Prize is Italian composer, arranger and conductor Ennio Morricone, who amongst other has scored over 450 films.

You can watch the entire ceremony in English on the Polar Music Price website (or view Robyn's tribute/version of Björk's Hyperballad, which was seen as one of the highlights of the evening, here).

Quote from the Polar Music Prize.

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