Björk: how Android is helping us take Biophilia to the masses | Wired 2013 video (Wired UK)

Björk: how Android is helping us take Biophilia to the masses | Wired 2013 video (Wired UK).

 

Björk: how Android is helping us take Biophilia to the masses | Wired 2013 video

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“I’d always wanted to start my own music school as a kid, and I guess all this other stuff just happened in between,” Björk Guðmundsdóttir told the audience at Wired 2013.

The musician uttered this quietly humble remark while explaining how her desire finally came true, thanks to touchscreens, a team of ten app developers from all over the globe, a lot of imagination — and Android.

But Björk isn’t just teaching children about music, through her album Biophilia and its accompanying ten apps she is teaching them about our relationship with sound and nature, and how they interweave and connect in strange and beautiful ways. It was only when the final app launched on Android in July this year that her vision of a new type of musical theory could be taken across the planet, to everyone.

“Now it’s translated to Android we can see classes in Buenos Aires using it”

“Now, Biophilia can travel independently without me and the instruments created round it.  Now it’s translated to Android we can see classes in Buenos Aires using it, where all the children have small mobiles they can use,” she said in an on-stage interview with Dazed Group founder Jefferson Hack.

Please read the rest of the article here: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/18/bjork-biophilia
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