Geek di tutto il mondo, drizzate le orecchie. Bjork sta realizzando un capolavoro di arte musicale geek. Il Guardian ha scritto che il suo nuovo album non sarà solo pubblicato come album, ma anche come un “app album”. In pratica, “Biophilia” per iPad includerà 10 app, tutte racchiuse da una “mother app”. Ogni app singola rappresenterà uno dei brani dell’album, e ne sarà la rappresentazione geek.
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<<It will also be an evolving entity that will grow as and when the album’s release schedule dictates, with new elements added. Scott Snibbe, an interactive artist who was commissioned by Björk back in the summer of 2010 to produce the app, as well as the images for the live shows (which will combine his visuals with National Geographic imagery, mixed live from iPads on the stage), describes how Björk saw the possibilities of using apps, not as separate to the music, but as a vital component of the whole project.
For one song, “Virus”, the app will feature a close-up study of cells being attacked by a virus to represent what Snibbe calls: “A kind of a love story between a virus and a cell. And of course the virus loves the cell so much that it destroys it.” The interactive game challenges the user to halt the attack of the virus, although the result is that the song will stop if the player succeeds. In order to hear the rest of the song, the players will have to let the virus take its course. Using some artistic license, the cells will also mouth along to the chorus. It’s this determination to fuse different elements together, be it juxtaposing a female choir from Greenland with the bleeps and glitches of electronic music pioneers Matmos during the Vespertine tour, or meshing soaring strings and jagged beats on Homogenic, that “helps explain the power and success of Björk’s collaborations”.>>