Björk’s Biophilia album for iOS has been updated, to add support for iOS 5 and MIDI out.
Björk’s never been one to conform to expectations, but adding MIDI out to an album of music, even in app form, is unexpected.
Biophilia is a suite of original music and ‘educational artworks and musical artifacts’. All of the album’s songs are available inside Biophilia as interactive experiences: Crystalline, Virus, Moon, Thunderbolt, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Hollow, Solstice, and Dark Matter.
Here’s a user demo of using Biophilia’s MIDI out, using MIDI over WiFi.
Björk has collaborated with artists, designers, scientists, instrument makers, writers and software developers to create a multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces, processes and structures – of which music is a part.
- Three-dimensional galactic interface with the song Cosmogony
- Nine song apps available as in-app purchases
- Music scores with karaoke playback
- Abstract song animation
- MIDI out to drive instruments