Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music w/t (1 x 60′) – 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.
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.
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.
Illustrating how music exists in the natural world, Sir David takes viewers through captivating footage 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’.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, and best-selling author Oliver Sacks also explains the extraordinary and beneficial effects music has on our brains and explains why performing and engaging with music is something all of us should take more seriously.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Pulse Films
TX: Summer 2012
Source: Channel 4 press release