Documentaire réalisé par Louise Hooper et produit par Pulse Films
Björk a collaboré avec le rédacteur scientifique et chercheur naturaliste britannique David Attenborough pour préparer ce reportage sur la relation unique du genre humain avec la musique et comment la technologie pourrait transformer notre façon d’appréhender l’avenir.
Une version courte (60 minutes) pour la télévision et une version longue pour le cinéma sont prévues.
"Born from Bjork’s revolutionary music project we are thrilled to be able to document this incredible journey with her ; she is undeniably one of the most iconic figures in popular culture and truly pushes boundaries like no other artist does,"
The Hollywood Reporter - Août 2012
The film is titled Attenborough and Björk : The Nature of Music and follows Attenborough as he explores various animals— birds and whales— and Björk as she shows off various instruments she’s used in her recent live shows— pendulum harp, sharpsichord, gameleste, and more. Doctor/author Oliver Sacks will also appear.
According to a Björk representative, the documentary is in its final editing stages. It’s scheduled for worldwide television broadcast in November, and a longer cut will see limited cinema release at some point.
Pitchfork - Août 2012
First, though, the highly anticipated documentary about the evolution of music she made with David Attenborough will hit TV screens soon. She recalls a day of filming the pair did at the Natural History Museum in London, when they worked a long day without any food or drinks. Björk’s blood-sugar levels dropped, and she was suffering from the lack of coffee. "He’s not a spring chicken, but you can imagine all these years where he was just filming in New Guinea and waiting for a rare bird," she smiles. "He just closes up and sits there, reserves his energy and then they say ’Action !’ and he suddenly comes out with a fully formed sentence."
NME - Novembre 2012
Attenborough and Bjork : The Nature of Music (w/t) follows Sir David Attenborough and Bjork as they tell 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.
Bjork and Sir David Attenborough have admired each other’s work for years but this is the first time they will have collaborated on screen. At the heart of this film is Biophilia - Bjork’s cutting edge music project and accompanying interactive musical experience - exploring where nature, music and technology meet.
Illustrating how music exists in the natural world, Sir David takes viewers through filming of the Lyre Bird, Reed Warbler and Blue Whales, and also speaks about his own life-long passion for music.
Bjork sees cutting edge technology as crucial in keeping our relationship with music intuitive and accessible to all. This documentary also showcases the amazing range of bespoke instruments Bjork has commissioned to help her perform her ground-breaking new music : a ’pendulum harp’, ’sharpsichord’ and ’gameleste’.
Channel 4 - Mars 2013