Bjork enters Virtual Reality space with Vulnicura Experience

Is VR The New CD?

Bjork's 2015 album Vulnicura will be re-released as a VR experience on Friday September 6, including many of the visuals that toured museums as part of the Bjork Digital Exhibition while joined by an original 360-degree animated score by Stephen Malinowski for each song.

Bjork said, "Vulnicura VR has been a long journey which started when me and [director] Andy Thomas Huang started talking about how we wanted to document ‘Stonemilker,’” Björk wrote in a statement. “We then filmed it on a 360 camera on a beach in Iceland in November 2014.”

 

She added, “The whole process has been an improvisation, trying to keep faith in formats. It is too easy for musicians to turn pessimistic after CDs have evaporated but I wanted to try to have courage to grow along with how 360 sound and vision tech was growing. With every challenge try to turn it into an additional gift for the ideology in the music."

 

With the assistance of a VR headset, users will ve able to experience the visuals for songs 'Stonemilker', 'Lionsong', 'Notget', 'Mouth Mantra', 'Quicksand', 'Black Lake', and 'Family', each of which already have some stunning video accompanyments.

 

Bjork notably remade Vulnicura into a strings only version months after its first release, a move that made it "more intense for the sense of space," so one can only guess what Virtual Reality will do to the song.

 

The 'Stonemilker' experience is currently availble to viewers in New York and London, but the rest of us can marvel at the absurd 'Mouth Mantra' video and ponder what a more immersive version will feel like... 

 

 

 

Read more about the project here.

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