Archive for October, 2011

Biophilia review on the cover of today’s New York Times

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Biophilia is reviewed today on the cover of the New York Times as, “among the most creative, innovative and important new projects in popular culture.”

Playing the New Bjork Album, and Playing Along, With Apps, Seth Schiesel, New York Times, October 25, 2011

 

The Guardian writes about Biophilia and Scott Snibbe’s apps

Friday, October 21st, 2011

“Scott Snibbe talks Björk’s Biophilia, apps and interactive music
And why album apps could bring back the ‘falling in love’ stage for music fans”

The Guardian UK, Stuart Dredge, October 21, 2011

“Snibbe thinks that one of the downsides to the digitisation of music is that this falling in love stage has turned into a “casual relationship”, where people skip around albums, or listen to songs while walking, travelling and doing other things.

“You miss that falling in love period, and go immediately to the ‘brushing your teeth together in the bathroom phase’,” he said. “But an app can demand all of your senses and attention at once. That’s something exciting for musicians. A lot of them lament the demise of the album experience due to digital distribution. But one thing about the app-album is it reclaims people’s attention for an entire album.”

The Full Björk Biophilia App Album is Now Available

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

After fifteen months of development, and three months of teasing, Björk’s full Biophilia App Album is now available in the iTunes App Store – the world’s first App Album. Enjoy the six new apps: Thunderbolt, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Hollow, Solstice, and Dark Matter, as well as the already-released Virus, Moon, and Crystalline.

There is some great press coverage today featuring Björk’s inimitable voice and words:

NPR Morning Edition: “Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’: Interactive Music, Pushing Boundaries
New York Post: “You Can Touch This
New York Times, Science Times Podcast: “A Science Lesson from the Singer Björk
CNN: “Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ takes music to the app world
Wired Online: “Björk’s Biophilia App Album Launches 10 Beautifully Depicted Songs
The Wall Street Journal: “Bells, Whistles, Chimes and Charm
The Atlantic: “Bjork Talks About How Nature Inspired Her New, High-Tech Album
Huffington Post: “Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ Apps: Is This The Model For The Future Of Music?

This is a fine time and place to list the large team that it took to put together this project including our truly fearless leader Björk; her brilliant designers M/M Paris; James Merry, Project Coordination and Research; Derek Birkett and Michele Anthony, Artist Management; Luc Barthelet, Drew Berry,  Stephen MalinowskiKodama Studios, Touch Press, John Simon Jr., Max Weisel, and Scott Snibbe Studio, lead app developers. The monumental full eight pages of credits can be found here.


A tour of Björk’s Biophilia


A 20 minute demonstration and talk on Biophilia by Scott Snibbe