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When Björk Met Attenborough (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 27 July 2013
Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Himself
Björk ... Herself
Andy Cavatorta Andy Cavatorta ... Himself
Henry Dagg Henry Dagg ... Himself
Evan Grant Evan Grant ... Himself
Matt Robertson Matt Robertson ... Himself
Oliver Sacks ... Himself
Scott Snibbe Scott Snibbe ... Himself
Tilda Swinton ... Narrator
Damian Taylor Damian Taylor ... Himself
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Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their mutual love of music and the natural world on screen. In this remarkable documentary, Björk explores our unique relationship with music and discovers how technology might transform the way we engage with it in the future. At the heart of the film is Biophilia, Björk's cutting-edge music project that explores where nature, music and technology meet. David Attenborough explains how music exists in the natural world and speaks about his own passion for music. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks 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. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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27 July 2013 (UK) See more »

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Björk - La natura è musica See more »

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Should be called "Biophillia" or something that reflects what the documentary is actually about
16 January 2014 | by mormonhippieSee all my reviews

It's strange that the meeting of these two people provides the basis for a documentary.

Really, this documentary is about how Bjork is developing her music style to reflect scientific concepts/observations of the natural world, and make music more interactive. She is literally making songs that structurally and lyrically talk about crystal formation, lightening, and gravity. Some of the ideas she discusses are really innovative and engaging. Like the app accompanying the album that is actually being used in schools for educational purposes.

Throughout the interview Bjork seems kind of put off by Attenborough's observations about herself and her music. I found this was a weak point in the documentary; these people seemed not to know how to interact with each other.


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