Pro Tools 10 Tutorial – Using Björk’s Biophilia as a Midi Controller

October 31, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This tutorial demonstrates how to use Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ App as a creative music production tool in Pro Tools. Utilising the WI-FI options on the iphone/ipad and a computer, users can lean how to create a connection between both devices, and compose or produce sound in Pro Tools using the Biophilia app. In the Composition and Music Production department at AIM, students can utilise this process to produce and create their own sound and music.

Biophilia is the musical project and overall eighth full-length studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk. The album was released on 10 October 2011, over four years after her previous studio album, Volta (2007). The album is “partly recorded” on an iPad and, as well as a standard CD release, was released in the form of a series of apps. Biophilia is the world’s “first app album” in collaboration with Apple. Björk has described the project as a multimedia collection “encompassing music, apps, Internet, installations, and live shows”. Material from the album debuted during a concert series which was held in the summer of 2011 at the Manchester International Festival.

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Björk’s album project “Biophilia” adds MIDI Out support

October 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The entire Biophilia app album is now available featuring all 10 songs, 6 new to this version: Thunderbolt, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Hollow, Solstice, and Dark Matter. One can now purchase the whole app album with a single “buy all” in-app purchase. And Biophilia now features MIDI output to drive your own instruments, and is tested on iOS 5.0.”

“Biophilia is an extraordinary and innovative multimedia exploration of music, nature and technology by the musician Björk. Comprising a suite of original music and interactive, educational artworks and musical artifacts, Biophilia is released as ten in-app experiences that are accessed as you fly through a three-dimensional galaxy that accompanies the album’s theme song Cosmogony. All of the album’s songs are available inside Biophilia as interactive experiences: Crystalline, Virus, Moon, Thunderbolt, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Hollow, Solstice, and Dark Matter.

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 opens into a three-dimensional galaxy with a compass allowing navigation between the 3-dimensional universe and a two-dimensional track list. Take a closer look by tapping on stars within the constellations and you’ll see that each is an in-app purchase that gives access to the inspired combination of artifacts for each new Björk song: interactive art and games, music notation which can be used to sing along karaoke-style, abstract animations, lyrics, and essays that explore Björk’s inspirations for the track. These artifacts bring together conventional and alternative ways of representing and making music to create an environment for entertainment and learning. Biophilia challenges the way we think about music. Here, for the first time, is a music album that exploits the multimedia capabilities of mobile interactive technologies.

Biophilia was developed by Björk in collaboration with interactive artist and app developer Scott Snibbe, and Björk’s longtime design collaborators M/M Paris. The individual apps were created by Luc Barthelet, Drew Berry, Kodama Studios, Stephen Malinowski, Scott Snibbe Studio, John Simon Jr., Touch Press, and Max Weisel.

Features:

• Three-dimensional galactic interface with the song Cosmogony
• Nine song apps available as in-app purchases
• Music scores with karaoke playback
• Abstract song animation
• Lyrics
• Essays
• MIDI out to drive instruments”

björk: moon – new video from the ice (land) princess

September 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

From multimedia artist Bjork’s latest album Biophilia, her latest videos feel far more like important additions to the overall experience. Her latest, for the song ‘Moon’, is above, and features the lady herself and, of course, the moon – written by björk and damian taylor.

directed, produced and art directed by björk, inez and vinoodh, m/m paris and james merry.

Björk’s Moon App from Biophilia

September 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s some pics and video of Björk’s new experimental music app:

Biophilia is an extraordinary and innovative multimedia exploration of music, nature and technology by the musician Björk. Comprising a suite of original music and interactive, educational artworks and musical artifacts, Biophilia is released as ten in-app experiences that are accessed as you fly through a three-dimensional galaxy that accompanies the album’s theme song Cosmogony. All of the album’s songs gradually become available inside Biophilia as interactive experiences, currently including the first three singles Crystalline, Virus, and Moon.

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 opens into a three-dimensional galaxy with a compass allowing navigation between the 3-dimensional universe and a two-dimensional track list. Take a closer look by tapping on stars within the constellations and you’ll see that each is an in-app purchase that gives access to the inspired combination of artifacts for each new Björk song: interactive art and games, music notation which can be used to sing along karaoke-style, abstract animations, lyrics, and essays that explore Björk’s inspirations for the track. These artifacts bring together conventional and alternative ways of representing and making music to create an environment for entertainment and learning. Biophilia challenges the way we think about music. Here, for the first time, is a music album that exploits the multimedia capabilities of mobile interactive technologies.

Biophilia was created by Björk in collaboration with interactive artist and app developer Scott Snibbe, and Björk’s longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris).

Features:

• Three-dimensional galactic interface with the song Cosmogony
• Access to new songs and apps immediately as they are released
• Music scores with karaoke playback
• Abstract song animation
• Lyrics
• Essay

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And here it is – Björk´s new official video “Crystalline”

July 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/wZhkfwrxNOc

Posted today on the Björk’s YouTube channel is the Michel Gondry directed video for “Crystalline” – The release is part of Björk’s new album “Biophilia” which is her 7th so far.

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Björk goes iPad ALL !! the way

June 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/DzYDl3FuGV4

Bjork will release her new album “Biophilia” as a multimedia project, comprised of 10 separate iPad apps, one for each song. The 10 separate apps will be released under the umbrella of one album app. Expect all kind of interactive options, such as the possibility to remix the tracks in various playback modes and so on. You will be able to get the apps right here in mid-July when Bjork will premiere the apps at the Manchester International Festival next month. The app was co-created in collaboration with interactive artist Scott ‘Sona’ Snibbe. Snibbe is best know for his 2008 work “Falling girl”. In the meantime a first song popped up online, “Crystalline”. “Crystalline” is released formally on Thursday June 30th.

Via SL

Björk – Road to crystalline

June 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

I visited Iceland myself last year for the first time and the scenery there is truly amazing (Seriously COOOLD by the way:

Check out Björk and her new video for Road To Crystalline one of the tracks from her forthcoming Biophilia. Björk’s forthcoming album Biophilia will be released as an “app album,” with an app for each of the record’s 10 tracks. One of the apps, for a song called “Virus,” will be an interactive game in which the listener must stop a virus from destroying a group of cells.

Björk introduces ‘Biophilia’

March 18, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This summer, Björk introduces ‘Biophilia’, a project which she describes as being ‘extraordinary immersive’ and her ‘most ambitious work to date’. The multi-media endeavour encompasses her music, installations and live shows. Expect lots of modern technology powered via the internet.

The project aims to explore ideas like how sound works, the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structures. Expect the unexpected…

The world premiere of Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ live show will be held at the Manchester International Festival during a three-week residency and across 6 ‘intimate’ shows in the Campfield Market Hall for audiences of 1800.

For these 6 special shows, Björk will be performing new tracks from the forthcoming “Biophilia” studio album. Expect a small group of musical collaborators who will be playing on a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns and a one-off pin barrel harp.

The ‘Biophilia’ live show will travel to major cities around the world following the Manchester premiere.

Karin from the Knife goes solo

October 27, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

I sure hope this is just a side project and that the awesome collaboration between the two siblings aint over for good. Anyhow, Miss Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife send out this message on a couple of news sites telling us about the newly posted laidback and minimalistic piece “If I Had a Heart” with her solo project Fever Ray on MySpace. The debut album is scheduled for early 2009. Amongst the influences mentioned we find “Miami Vice”, Aphex Twin, David Lynch and Björk.

And for old time sake a nice Knife video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrjwqXwyzNU]

Cheers Ola

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