This exciting and ground breaking app has been updated for the Christmas season and allows the user to create a song and gift it to friends as a Christmas e-card and features new sound samples and visuals.
Björk’s long-time collaborator and friend, Sjón, originally composed a Christmas poem that inspired the “Solstice” app at the request of an Icelandic newspaper. The poem, a celebration of light and seasons, compares the solar system with a Christmas tree: at the center of the app is a sun from which the user pulls rays of light to form a circular harp of strings plucked by orbiting planets; tilt the device and the image changes. Björk plays the “Solstice” song with a specially commissioned pendulum-harp which embodies the idea of gravity that was central to the song’s creation.
The eccentric Icelandic star has collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multi-media exploration of the universe and its physical forces—particularly those where music, nature and technology meet. The project is inspired by and explores these relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic.
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