Even Björk Does Kickstarter - Raising Money For Biophilia App

Björk released her tenth solo album, Biophilia in 2011 and, with it, a whole new way for children to learn about music and science.

An app was developed for the Apple iPad that allowed students to explore different combinations of the two subjects, "exploring the areas where music, nature and technology meet, showing people how sound can work in nature while at the same time exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure."
Each of the 10 songs within the Biophilia app reveal a different musicology theme and a corresponding natural element, which you can explore.

Thunderbolt - Arpeggios : Lightning
Moon - Sequencers : Tidal patterns
Dark Matter - Musical scales : Dark Matter
Crystalline - Song structure : Crystals
Hollow - Time signatures : DNA
Virus - Interactive music : Viruses
Solstice - Counterpoint : Gravity
Mutual Core - Chords : Tectonic plates
Sacrifice - Notation : Interaction of the sexes
Cosmogony - Harmony : Equilibrium
The singer and her organization have now started a Kickstarter campaign to convert the IOS app to the Android, Windows 8 and Mac platforms along with developing an open-source curriculum guide for the educators that will be using the apps. The goal of the campaign is to raise £375,000 ($590,000) with contributors receiving gifts based on the level of donation from a copy of the app to a rare Biophilia Ultimate Art Edition.

For more on the project or to contribute, go to Kickstarter. Here is a short introduction to how the app is being used:


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