Saturday, February 6, 2010

album : the knife’s darwinian electro-opera ‘tomorrow, in a year’

What did the beginning of time sound like? The Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma commissioned the The Knife to find out.

The result is a 92-minute electro-opera based on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species composed by the Swedish brother-sister duo with help from Berlin electronic artists Planningtorock and Mt. Sims, an Icelandic percussionist Hjorleifur Jonsson, and several vocalists: an opera singer (Kristina Wahlin), an actor, a pop singer (Jonathan Johansson), and The Knife’s sister-half Karin Dreijer-Andersson (Fever Ray).

Tomorrow, in a Year is an opera that embodies Darwin: It evolves.

Read the rest, hear the album, and see the opera on OMN.

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