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Björk to Teach Kids in New York through Biophilia App

By Iceland Review

Hótel Breiðdalsvík

Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk has teamed up with the New York Public Library and other institutions to create an interactive learning program for children based on an iPad app of her latest album Biophilia, starting in July.

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Björk performing Biophilia.

It uses touchscreen technology to create “in-app experiences” involving music and the natural world, providing children with instruction in musical and scientific principles—from rhythm and counterpoint to lunar effects on the tides and tectonic plate movement, as stated in an article on nydailynews.com.

“There are things you can only learn from books, but it’s also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical,” Björk said.

Click here to read the full article on nydailynews.com and here to read about a related project.

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