Back in August, we reported that BjÃ¶rk and iconic UK broadcaster David Attenborough had collaborated on a documentary exploring the intersection of art, music, the environment, and technology. Titled Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music, the film will air on the UK’s Channel 4 Saturday, July 27th at 7 p.m. (Jolly Old England time).
In anticipation of the film’s release, check out a teaser trailer below.
Produced by Pulse Films (Shut Up And Play The Hits), The Nature of Music 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.”
Drawing inspiration from BjÃ¶rk’s 2011 multimedia collection Biophilia, the film’s score utilizes many of the same instruments, notably the “pendulum-harp”, “Sharpsicord”, and “Gameleste”.
For his part, Atenborough, who previously narrated Biophilia’s iPad functions, “takes viewers through filming of the Lyre Bird, Reed Warbler and Blue Whales, and also speaks about his own life-long passion for music.”
The film is part of Channel 4’s Mad4Music campaign, a series of “groundbreaking films that challenge the way we hear and think about music.”
Photo by Meghan Brosnan