Sunday, 5 September 2010

Polar Music Prize Drawings continued.

Little Children played a short set at Restaurant Riche where there was an aftershow party. Beautiful decor inside, a lot of plaster of paris moulding around huge arched mirrors, lots of reflections, lovely setting, cool place. Lots of characters in there too.
Little Children played about 4 or 5 songs of Ennio Morricone/Western styled music. Really well done. This drawing was done on the iPad. Very useful little device that! You can check their myspace out at
Robyn was excellent. It's hard to perform a cover of such a seminal piece by such an identifiable voice and formidable presence as Bjork, but she rose to the challenge commendably. Bjork released her first album at age 11, Robyn at age 12, interestingly enough.

I've decided to add in this picture even though I'm going to 'doctor' the face to make it look more like Robyn. But this is mostly what I drew on the night (legs added later), and I'll add the later 'updated' version. I like the image though, and the way the words have turned out beside it.
Robyn drawing edited.

Don't think Human Nature could be performed by a better musical pairing. A great take on Bjork's song, and I'm sure very intimidating to be doing so in front of the great lady herself. The singer definitely got into it and obviously enjoyed herself. Backed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, there was fantastic build up and beautifully composed 'quiet'. Terrific.

All Is Full Of Love - Bjork
In one of the intervals they showed this amazing video (also one of my favourite songs too), which is (to me) a futuristic take on the creation of geisha. Although to be honest, it's probably more just about creating companions. It really is beautiful. I drew most of this on the night but added a bit more detail from the actual video.

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