Björk and Attenborough investigate ethereal sounds of the eras
Björk has joined forces with British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough for a new documentary that explores the ties between music, nature and technology. The one-hour film, Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music, directed by Louise Hooper and produced by Pulse Films, will make its worldwide television premiere sometime in November.
The film will discuss the evolution of music throughout human history and will explain the role that music has in the lives of other species, such as the blue whale, the reed warbler, and the lyrebird. The Icelandic singer will also appear in the film, showing off some of her more eccentric instruments such as the pendulum harp, sharpsichord and gameleste, that she uses in live shows to create her idiosyncratic sound.
Attenborough has previously collaborated with Björk on her technology-driven and groundbreaking record Biophilia, released in October 2011. The broadcaster helped integrate a spoken-word introduction for the project, which was partly generated in utilizing the iPad and then released as a series of apps, as well as in CD format. Biophilia is most notable for its unique blend of music with technology, being also the first "app album" ever made in collaboration with Apple.
The documentary will first be broadcast on Channel 4 in the U.K. and will eventually be released in a longer cut form for cinematic release.
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