HOLY SHIT. { Bjork }’s new website.It’s all javascript, & any instance of the 3D landscape can be viewed as an image… how the? Fuck, that’s beautiful.
Besides that, the concept for her new album ( Biophilia ) is incredibly smart not only in terms of subject matter, but also as an answer to the lack of music purchases in the digital age — it’s a total work of art.

Björk describes the project as a “multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows,”{ Consequence of Sound }



Björk has collaborated with artists, designers, scientists, instrument makers, writers and software developers to create an extraordinary multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces, processes and structures – of which music is a part. Each in-app experience is inspired by and explores the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. You can use Biophilia to make and learn about music, to find out about natural phenomena, or to just enjoy Björk’s music.…Biophilia was created by Björk in collaboration with interactive artist and app developer Scott Snibbe, and Björk’s longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris). Crystalline (one of the in-app purchase tracks) was created by Björk in collaboration with Luc Barthelet, developer of The Sims; TouchPress, creator of The Elements app; and M/M (Paris).
{ Creative Applications }



Biophilia: The tracks and apps    Interactive versions of tracks from the Biophilia album are gradually being released as in-app purchases in the Biophilia iPhone and iPad app (iTunes link).    MOON    The song: With the backing of a harp and choir, this melancholy song uses lunar cycles as a metaphor for rebirth.    The app: Designed to teach ideas about musical cycles, users can adjust the phases of some miniature moons to alter the sequence of the song.    THUNDERBOLT    The song: Mid-tempo, with a bass line of arpeggios created by discharging a Tesla coil.    The app: An instrument - by changing the shape of sparks of electricity, users can change the speed and pitch range of the arpeggios.    CRYSTALLINE    The song: The most accessible song on the album, accompanied by the “relentless” metallic rhythm of the gameleste - a new instrument that built the sounds of a gamelan into a celesta.    The app: Users travel through confined, narrow tunnels in the verse before travelling into a more open space during the chorus.    COSMOGONY    The song: Björk turns to the history of science, singing majestically about the idea of celestial spheres to the backing of a brass band.    The app: The master app to navigate through the whole suite. The other apps appear as constellations in space.    DARK MATTER    The song: Full of nonsense words, half sung, half whispered, to mirror the enigmatic nature of its subject matter.    The app: A “Simon says” game to learn musical scales, still in development.    HOLLOW    The song: A sinister song about the chain of heredity, which builds to an unyielding thumping rhythm. The time signature is based on sequences of prime numbers.    The app: An animation of DNA replication, based on molecular modelling and X-ray crystallography experiments, with the evolving strands forming Björk’s face.    MUTUAL CORE    The song: The most explicitly scientific. For example, Björk sings: “As fast as your finger nails grow/the Atlantic ridge drifts.”    The app: A visualisation inspired by tectonic plates, to help users understand the song’s chords.
{ New Scientist }

HOLY SHIT. { Bjork }’s new website.

It’s all javascript, & any instance of the 3D landscape can be viewed as an image… how the? Fuck, that’s beautiful.

Besides that, the concept for her new album ( Biophilia ) is incredibly smart not only in terms of subject matter, but also as an answer to the lack of music purchases in the digital age — it’s a total work of art.

Björk describes the project as a “multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows,”
{ Consequence of Sound }

Björk has collaborated with artists, designers, scientists, instrument makers, writers and software developers to create an extraordinary multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces, processes and structures – of which music is a part. Each in-app experience is inspired by and explores the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. You can use Biophilia to make and learn about music, to find out about natural phenomena, or to just enjoy Björk’s music.

Biophilia was created by Björk in collaboration with interactive artist and app developer Scott Snibbe, and Björk’s longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris). Crystalline (one of the in-app purchase tracks) was created by Björk in collaboration with Luc Barthelet, developer of The Sims; TouchPress, creator of The Elements app; and M/M (Paris).

{ Creative Applications }

Biophilia: The tracks and apps

    Interactive versions of tracks from the Biophilia album are gradually being released as in-app purchases in the Biophilia iPhone and iPad app (iTunes link).

    MOON
    The song: With the backing of a harp and choir, this melancholy song uses lunar cycles as a metaphor for rebirth.
    The app: Designed to teach ideas about musical cycles, users can adjust the phases of some miniature moons to alter the sequence of the song.

    THUNDERBOLT
    The song: Mid-tempo, with a bass line of arpeggios created by discharging a Tesla coil.
    The app: An instrument - by changing the shape of sparks of electricity, users can change the speed and pitch range of the arpeggios.

    CRYSTALLINE
    The song: The most accessible song on the album, accompanied by the “relentless” metallic rhythm of the gameleste - a new instrument that built the sounds of a gamelan into a celesta.
    The app: Users travel through confined, narrow tunnels in the verse before travelling into a more open space during the chorus.

    COSMOGONY
    The song: Björk turns to the history of science, singing majestically about the idea of celestial spheres to the backing of a brass band.
    The app: The master app to navigate through the whole suite. The other apps appear as constellations in space.

    DARK MATTER
    The song: Full of nonsense words, half sung, half whispered, to mirror the enigmatic nature of its subject matter.
    The app: A “Simon says” game to learn musical scales, still in development.

    HOLLOW
    The song: A sinister song about the chain of heredity, which builds to an unyielding thumping rhythm. The time signature is based on sequences of prime numbers.
    The app: An animation of DNA replication, based on molecular modelling and X-ray crystallography experiments, with the evolving strands forming Björk’s face.

    MUTUAL CORE
    The song: The most explicitly scientific. For example, Björk sings: “As fast as your finger nails grow/the Atlantic ridge drifts.”
    The app: A visualisation inspired by tectonic plates, to help users understand the song’s chords.

{ New Scientist }