Icelandic maverick Björk is joining creative forces with the only man who can rival Morgan Freeman in the narration stakes, David Attenborough, for an upcoming music documentary.
According to The Hollywood Reporter The ambitious new doco, simply titled Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music, is scheduled to be broadcast in the UK later this year and feature the pair co-narrating the history of music’s evolution
Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music, will be directed by filmmaker Louis Hooper, whose music film pedgree includes the Grammy-nominated Blur feature No Distance Left To Run and Katy Perry: Part Of Me, and the sweeping scope of the documentary will analyse our relationship with music and how technology has – and will continue – to later its consumption.
The catalyst for the film was the Björk’s latest album, Biophilia, which itself intersected the worlds of art, nature, music and technology. Aside from being her eighth full-length studio album, the nature-themed record was also the world’s first ‘app album’, released on iOS devices in collaboration, Björk descrbing it as a complete art package “encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and lives shows.”
It also provided the first working partnership between the legendary BBC broadcaster and the singer. Attenborough providing narration for her mutlimedia app, and later, the introductory announcements for Björk’s three-week Manchester International Festival Residency.
The songstress has talked at length about her naturist idol, as far back as 1994, she told Q Magazine that Attenborough was a childhood inspiraiton and that she “really lusted after him.” While more recently, Björk told Rolling Stone that Attenborough was “my rock star.”
You can watch/listen to Attenborough’s soothing timbre for one of Björk’s Biophilia apps below: