Now here’s a pairing that just might be the ultimate odd couple – Björk and David Attenborough have teamed up, unfortunately not to make a spoken word album together, but to make a documentary entitled Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music about the intersection of art, music, the environment, and technology.
According to Channel 4, the doco tells the “remarkable story of how and why music has evolved, our unique relationship with it, and how technology might transform the way we engage with it in the future.” It also looks at Björk’s Biophilia, a 2011 multimedia project that has been described as a “cutting edge music project and accompanying interactive musical experience”.
Attenborough will also take viewers into the musical world of animals, showing the part that music plays in the lives of lyre birds, reed warblers and blue whales, as well as speaking about the influence music has had on his own life. If the trailer (below) is anything to go by, there’s enough quirky charm from the two hosts for a whole series of documentaries.
Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music will air this weekend in the UK.
(via Consequence Of Sound)
Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music