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Björk's Biophilia: iPad Apps, Instruments, Essays, Workshops, And An Album

Full details of Björk's Biophilia project are now out, released in the run up to her series of performances at the Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry for the Manchester International Festival this month.

Biophilia is a ten track album that will also be released as a series of ten iPad apps, one for each track. The apps will include audio, scores, lyrics, a game and an academic essay looking at scientific and musical themes in the tracks. Percussion for the album is "based on gravity" - a solar powered pendulum controlled by gravity that generates bass sounds being one of a handful of instruments developed.

To tour the album, Björk will be continuing the thread started in Manchester, taking up six week residencies in eight cities over the next three years. She told Pitchfork: "In each city that we visit for this tour, we are going to have classes for kids where they can try out the instruments and the iPad and write songs and take them home. And there'll be teachers showing them the basics of musicology."

Biophilia remixes have also been teased, including a video of Omar Souleyman recording a remix of the first single release, "Crystalline". Watch it below: