Björk + Your Burst of Noise Project
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When I write a song, I see a tunnel, and then the chorus is an open space, or the bassline is doing this shape. I see songs as a more of a geometric, spacial experience. -- Björk
Björk is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and DJ from Iceland. Prior to her solo career, she rose to worldwide prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes. Björk was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.
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This AT HOME ART DATE is a chance for you to make a noise all your own.
(element one) WATCH this interesting compilation of interviews with Björk here.
(element two) LISTEN to the simplicity of Björk’s unique lyrics in Unravel here and follow along:
While you are away
My heart comes undone
In a ball of yarn
The devil collects it
With a grin
In a ball of yarn
He'll never return it
So when you come back
We'll have to make new love
(element three) RECORD your unique burst of sound. First, write simple lyrics for a song using the first word of each line of Björk’s song above. Then find any instrumental music online. Have some pots and pans and kitchen utensils handy. Play the online music and improvise your lyrics and the noise you make with your kitchen instruments. Do it a couple of times. Record yourself using the voice memo option on your smartphone.
How does it feel to create a song that defies the conventional structure of popular music?
If you resist doing this exercise, do it anyway.
If you seek perfection, you will never reach completion.
Finished? Congratulations. Well done, artist!
Please share your recording with friends. Even share it on social media! Try always to share your art.
I hope you find Björk + Your Noise Project to be a compelling AT HOME ART DATE.
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