by Joey Ayoub
Here is the transcript of the introduction narrated by Sir David Attenborough:
Welcome to Biophilia: A love for nature in all her manifestations. From the tiniest organism, to the greatest red giant floating in the farthest realm of the universe. With Biophilia comes a restless curiosity, an urge to investigate and discover the illusive places where we meet nature. Where she plays on our senses with colours and forms; perfumes and smells. The taste and touch of salty wind on the tongue. But much of nature is hidden from us, that we can neither see, nor touch, such as the one phenomena that can be said to move us more then any other in our daily lives: Sound. Sound harnessed by human beings delivered with generosity and emotion is what we call ‘music’ and just as we use music to express parts of us that would otherwise be hidden, so too can we use technology to make visable much of natures invisible world. In Biophilia, you will experience how the three come together: Nature, music, technology. Listen, learn, and create. Travel the cosmos lying at your finger-tips, touch the galaxies, and move through their three dimensions. Discover the different song apps as they are introduced into the constellations and explore their extra features. And should you feel lost in space you can always use the musical compass icon to take you home. Now, forget the size of the human body. Remember, you are a gateway between the universal and the microscopic. The unseen forces that stir the depths of your innermost being and nature who embraces you and all there is. We are on the bring of a revolution that will reunite humans with nature through new technological innovations. Until we get there prepare, explore, Biophilia.
Attenborough and Björk will also be collaborating on a documentary called “The Nature of Music” directed by Louise Hooper.
According to The Guardian
“The film will reportedly investigate the “evolution” of music, both within human history and in the context of the planet’s other species. As well as discussing his own love of song, Attenborough will describe the role music plays in the lives of creatures such as blue whales, the reed warbler and the lyrebird.”