For Björk's Biophilia

A collaboration with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for the Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were synced to the basslines of songs. The video was designed to be projected on the floor so as to give the appearance that Björk stands on a large cymatic device. In some cases, the projections occurred on backdrop screens.

This work was debuted at the Manchester International Festival on June 30th, 2011. The program can be found here. The announcement from Snibbe Interactive is here.

For the best listening experience, please wear headphones: the low basslines that the patterns are synced to don't read well on most laptop speakers.

Cymatics for Cosmogony (bassline) from meara o'reilly on Vimeo.

Cymatics for Moon (excerpt with full instrumentation and vocals) from meara o'reilly on Vimeo.

Cymatics for Moon (bassline) from meara o'reilly on Vimeo.


Cymatics for Hollow (bassline) from meara o'reilly on Vimeo.

Produced by: Snibbe Interactive.
Director of Photography and Editing: Noah Cunningham
Assistant Director of Photography: Elia Vargas
Project Manager: Sharon Hibbert
Production Assistant: Sharon Pieczenik

Special Thanks to:
Isaiah Saxon
Sean Hellfritsch
Saul Griffith
Ray Gruenig
Tucker Gilman
Joshua Kit-Clayton
Andrew Benson
Curver Thoroddson
Damian Taylor

Biophilia Concert Media Credits

Concept by Björk
Produced by Snibbe Interactive

For Björk:

Björk
Concept, Production, and Creative Lead

Derek Birkett
Production and Business Developer

James Merry
Project Coordinator and Research

Paul Normandale
Concert Lighting Design

Peter van der Velde
Production Manager

Shaun Martin
Tour Manager

James Harman
Legal Advisor

For Snibbe Interactive:

Scott Snibbe
Executive Producer and Director

Sharon Hibbert
Project Manager

Noah Cunningham
Director of Photography and Editor

Elia Vargas
Director of Photography and Editor

Mark Woloschuk
Compositor and Technical Advisor

Patrick Wilson
Audiovisual Technical Advisor

Nathan Heigert
Storyboard Artist

Sharon Pieczenik
Production Assistant

Meara O'Reilly
Cymatics Artist

Colin Sebastyen
Animator

Nature Footage Provided by:

BBC Motion Gallery, with thanks to Kush Varia

Bolshoi Footage Provided by:
Prof. Anatoly Klypin - Principal Investigator
Prof. Joel R. Primack - Principal Investigator
Dr. Christopher E. Henze - Scientific Visualization
NASA Advanced Supercomputing, NASA Ames Research Center
Bolshoi visualization available at http://new-universe.org

Stephen Mallinowski / Music Animation Machine
Abstract Animated Scores

iPad Application Footage:

crystalline

björk
creative director

luc barthelet
interactive author and lead developer

m/m paris
design and creative lead

scott snibbe
creative director, technical director

lisa ching
software engineer

sarah flannery
software engineer

mark danks
software engineer

touchpress
producer

for touchpress:

theo gray
creative advisor

max whitby
technical advisor



virus

björk
creative director

scott snibbe
software engineer, creative director, technical director

graham mcdermott
software engineer

nathan heigert
artist, designer, and animator

drew berry
creative advisor


thunderbolt

björk
creative director

scott snibbe
software engineer, creative director, technical director

graham mcdermott
software engineer


hollow

touchpress
producer

drew berry
animator and creative director

for touchpress:

john cromie
software engineer

max whitby
executive producer


solstice

björk and james merry
creative directors

max weisel
software engineer, creative director, technical director

harp samples included in this app from the vienna symphonic library.