“I grew up with Astrid”

Today the Polar Music Prize will be awarded to Björk, the experimental musical genious from Iceland. In the Polar Music Talks proceeding the award ceremony, she repeatedly returned to the influence of Astrid Lindgren. She didn’t grow up with Disney. For her, the literary characters of Astrid Lindgren were far more important. “I have, just like Pippi Longstocking, problems with authority”, Björk admitted.

Björk also has a strong connection to another prolific children’s book author/illustrator: Tove Jansson. Björk recently spent a weekend on Tove Jansson’s island Klovharun and she’s the composer of the soundtrack to the forthcoming 3D-adventure: Moomins and the comet chase. You can watch the video to Comet Song here!

The Award Office says congratulations!

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