When Björk met Attenborough: The Nature of Music, a nature documentary featuring the famous nature expert and Iceland’s quirky musician, will be released on 5 May, according to Björk’s record label, One Little Indian.
The documentary – which looks at the human race’s relationship with music, how music has evolved over the years and how technology could affect the future relationship – was shown on Britain’s Channel 4 last summer.
The Louise Hooper-directed show features the legendary Icelandic singer exploring the unique relationship people have had with music throughout history and highlights how this relationship could be transformed in years to come because of technology.
Björk’s Biophilia project is a major part of the film, while Attenborough contributes by showing how music is also part of the natural world, with footage of the blue whale, the reed warbler and the lyre bird.
Executive producer Lucas Ochoa said that the idea for the show came from Björk’s 2011 “revolutionary music project” Biophilia. He said before it was filmed that they were delighted to have the chance to document this journey with her, adding that she is among the popular culture’s most “iconic figures” and pushes boundaries in ways that other artists do not.
Björk, who previously spoke of her admiration for Attenborough in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, first worked with the broadcaster in 2011, when he introduced and narrated her three-week International Festival residency in Manchester.