Björk Reveals Immersive Virtual Reality Album
Very few people have been given an exclusive first peek at Björk’s new virtual reality album, which happens to be the first of its kind. The Icelandic singer-songwriter is all ready to give her fans an immersive experiece, something she says has allowed her to directly transfer her music, emotions, and experiences to her work and have her listeners feel the same.
Singer Björk Releases Virtual Reality Album
The album, which was first introduced at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia, comes as a part of the one-and-a-half-year-long Björk Digital World Tour. Many different virtual reality installations will be featured, and they will all be based around diverse tracks on the singer’s Vulnicura album. The event will be powered by HTC Vive, and Bjork herself will be the DJ.
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There are several pictures that have been featured from Notget on the album, which is accessible through the head mounted Vive units. Popular directors such as Andrew Thomas Huang, Jesse Kanda, Warren Du Preez, and Nick Thornton Jones all helped direct the album.
Some of the VR experiences we will be seeing will include Stonekiller, Black Lake (directed by Andrew Huang), Mouth Mantra, and a host of others. All this will be in partnership with British digital production studio Rewind-VR.
Notget in VR is expected to combine “high-resolution 3-D scans, on-location holostudio, motion capture, and videogrammetry along with real-time special audio design that envelopes and embeds the user into Björk’s performance. These digital assets are blended together to create an ever evolving and changing digital form of particles, light and sound that inhabits the space with you.”
By the end of last year, Björk released an app on iOS platform designed directly to display her 3D video for “Stonemilker,” which was initially promoted as an in-person experience in previous exhibitions.
“Stonemilker” will be the opening track in Vulnicura. The music video for the song was recorded in Bjork’s native homeland in Iceland by Andrew Huang, and it comes as an ‘immersive’ side of the track. To get the whole experience, virtual reality glasses will have to be used. But if you are using an iPhone and iPad, you can get the app to work in a more basic way.
What is clear at this time is that the experience promises to be very interesting, and being in virtual reality comes with higher expectations than you would normally expect. If you wish to see the video in its more usual form, you can watch the interactive version on YouTube.
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