Bjork and David Attenborough are to appear together in Channel 4 documentary 'Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music'.
The programme follows Sir David Attenborough and Bjork as they tell the story of how and why music has evolved, our relationship with it, and how technology might transform the way we engage with it in the future.
At the heart of the film is Biophilia – Bjork's music project and related interactive musical experience, which explores the place where nature, music and technology meet.
Illustrating how music exists in the natural world, Attenborough will take viewers through footage of the Lyre Bird, Reed Warbler and Blue Whales, and will also speak about his own life-long passion for music.
This documentary also showcases the range of bespoke instruments Bjork has commissioned to help her perform her new music: a 'pendulum harp', 'sharpsichord' and 'gameleste'.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, and best-selling author Oliver Sacks also 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.
Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music is directed by Louise Hooper and made by Pulse Films who have created feature documentaries on LCD Soundsystem and Blur respectively – Sundance nominated Shut Up and Play The Hits, and Grammy-nominated No Distance Left To Run.
Executive producer Lucas Ochoa said: “Pulse Films are incredibly excited to be working on this remarkable film with Bjork and Sir David Attenborough. Born from Bjork’s revolutionary music project, it is thrilling to be able to document this incredible journey with her. She is undeniably one of the most iconic figures in popular culture and truly pushes boundaries like no other artist.”