Bjork announced plans to have an iPad app at the centre of her new Biophilia project earlier in the year (Bulletin, 21-Mar-11). The Guardian has bagged more details on the app, which is launching alongside Bjork’s stint at the Manchester International Festival. “Biophilia for iPad will include around 10 separate apps, all housed within one “mother” app,” explains the report. “Each of the smaller apps will relate to a different track from the album, allowing people to explore and interact with the song’s themes or even make a completely new version. It will also be an evolving entity that will grow as and when the album’s release schedule dictates, with new elements added.” iPads will also be used in the live performances, with interactive artist Scott Snibbe producing the project. “Bjork’s put herself way at the forefront here by saying, ‘We’ll release this album and these apps at the same time and they’re all part of the same story.’ The app is an expression of the music, the story and the idea,” says Snibbe.

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