A bit more info has emerged [via The Guardian] about Björk’s new multimedia project, Biophilia.
The project will be released in conventional album form with accompanying videos, one of which is directed by Michel Gondry, and as a (gah) “app album”: a collection of 10 apps for iPad, each corresponding to a different track on the album, and housed within a single “mother ” app designed by interactive artist Scott Snibbe, Apparently the app for the track ‘Virus’ is a game in which you have to stop a virus from destroying cells.
Snibbe says: “Björk’s put herself way at the forefront here by saying, ‘We’ll release this album and these apps at the same time and they’re all part of the same story.’ The app is an expression of the music, the story and the idea.”
Björk will be premiering the music, video and, er, apps of Biophilia at the Manchester International Festival from June 40. Icelandic organ maker Björgvin Tómasson tells The Guardian that he was commissioned by Björk to build a MIDI-controlled organ and an organ-based gamelan for the occasion.