If you know the Icelander singer Bjork, you know that she is one to push the envelope when it comes to technologies and immersive experiences, having always already experimented innovative costumes and musical videos often able to provoke polemics.
Just think about her multimedia approach to 2011’s Biophilia album and more recently her 360 degree video made for the launch of Stonemilker song from 25015’s Vulnicura album, at first viewable only at March retrospective dedicated to Bjork by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, but then released on Youtube and finally downloadable as a virtual reality app.
Bjork Digital opens at Sidney
For her latest “foray” into virtual reality, Bjork decided to bring her native Iceland to fans through the Bjork Digital world tour, just launched in Sydney, Australia, allowing the fanses themselves to use HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headsets to visit, virtually, Icelanders fields, beaches and caverns, all environments recreated for the tracks within Vulnicura. In fact, in addition to Stonemilker, five more tracks will be given the VR treatment over the coming months, while the tour moves on to Tokyo, London, Paris, and other world capital cities.
Visiting Iceland in VR while Bjork is singing
According to Variety the tour’s videos should then be made downloadable as app for virtual reality, so if you have a VR device you’ll be able to explore Iceland while Bjork will sing her songs, in the comfort of your own home. If you wanna know more, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).