La One Little Indian annuncia oggi il pre-order dell’atteso volume che raccoglie 34 spartiti per piano, organo, harpsichord e celeste a cui Björk stava ormai lavorando insieme al pianista Jonas Sen dal 2007. La raccolta potrà essere acquistata in anteprima il prossimo 19 maggio durante il concerto che si terrà a Los Angeles alla Walt Disney Concert Hall. La direzione grafica è stata affidata ai grafici M/M Paris che hanno messo a punto un sistema di scrittura, typo e tecnica di stampa in collaborazione con Notengrafik Berlin.

Created in collaboration with longtime pianist and collaborator Jonas Sen, design house M/M (Paris) and engraver Werner Wolff, the scorebook expands the possibilities of traditional notation using unique, custom fonts and artwork and a triple-layer approach devised by Björk and Sen.
“These arrangements all began with my first tour with Björk in 2007 and 2008, where I played several different keyboard instruments in the band,” says Sen. “In some songs I would play an organ, in another a celeste, piano or harpsichord. The idea came to create a solo instrument version of several songs that could easily be written in notation for different keyboard instruments most in line with the character of each song.
“There are three levels to these keyboard arrangements. In one we simply transcribed the songs from the original to the keyboard. In the next level we arranged them so they sound different from the originals, yet convincing for the keyboard instrument in question. In the third level I created a variation of the original song, much like classical composers create variations on a theme. On the third level the songs are radically different from the original, almost like they are new compositions.”

M/M (Paris) collaborated with Björk to create a completely new and unprecedented notation system and bespoke fonts to present the songs to the exact specifications prepared by Björk and Sen. Engraver Werner Wolff consulted with the artist to articulate these groundbreaking designs for the page.

“The design by M/M (Paris) goes beyond what standard notation programs can achieve,” says Wolff. “To guarantee a consistent look of shapes, colours and spacing, the music engraving was dependent on tool support. Notengrafik Berlin was challenged to evaluate multiple alternative approaches, extending and complementing software to make sure the unique design that premiered in the Björk Biophilia app could be translated to the layout of the printed songbook.”

34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpshicord and Celeste will also feature a specially bound, wraparound cover and completely custom design, a singular companion piece to Björk’s creative output.

Di seguito il contenuto del tomo:

The Anchor Song – Debut
Venus As A Boy – Debut
Cover Me – Post
Isobel – Post
Bachelorette – Homogenic
Immature – Homogenic
Joga – Homogenic
Notget – Homogenic
Unravel – Homogenic
I’ve Seen It All – Selmasongs
New World – Selmasongs
Aurora – Vespertine
Mother Heroic – B-Side to ‘Hidden Place’ (Vespertine)
Pagan Poetry – Vespertine
Sun In My Mouth – Vespertine
Desired Constellation – Medúlla
Oceania – Medúlla
Pleasure Is All Mine – Medúlla
Where Is The Line – Medúlla
Gratitude – Drawing Restraint 9 OST
Declare Independence – Volta
The Dull Flame Of Desire – Volta
My Juvenile – Volta
Pneumonia – Volta
Vertebrae by Vertebrae – Volta
Atom Dance – Vulnicura
Black Lake – Vulnicura
Stonemilker – Vulnicura

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