The Knife's opera on Darwin soon as an album release

January 13, 2010 · Posted in Electronic Music 

Swedish electro-pop duo The Knife have announced plans to release a studio version of the opera Tomorrow, in a Year, in collaboration with bands Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, on March 1. Tomorrow, In A Year, commissioned by performance group Hotel Pro Forma, is based on the work of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

“At first it was very difficult, as we really didn’t know anything about opera. We’d never been to one,” says Olof Dreijer of The Knife. “But after some studying, and just getting used to opera’s essence of pretentious and dramatic gestures, I found that there is a lot to learn and play with. In fact, our ignorance gave us a positive respectless approach to making opera.”

The Knife had originally composed the music on their own for the opera itself, but decided to pull in Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to capture the huge width of the Darwin and evolution theme. The opera has performances slated until February 1 in Stockholm, Sweden. Subscribers to The Knife’s mailing list will receive a free download of the track “Colouring of Pigeons” from the upcoming album.

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