A story of how fungi, over a billion years, have left a vital mark on our planet.
With his tenth album, Fossorareleased in 2022, Björk It surprises us by exploring suffering and addressing thematic research on the nature of fungi. In it he explains his return to Earth, using the metaphor of the fungus as something that lives underground, but not like the roots of trees. He points out that, instead of being stern and stoic like a tree, Fossora It is psychedelic and omnipresent, reflecting the versatility of mushrooms.
Now, the composer has found new opportunities for her innovative concept, participating as a narrator in the upcoming documentary Fungi: The Web Of Lifedirected by Gisela Kaufman and Joseph Nizeti. The film presents captivating images that reveal the essence of these organisms, while the voice of Björk is intertwined with the narrative of Marline Sheldrakeauthor of the book Entangled life. The film’s music is provided by the composer Piers Burbrook of I will see.
A long dormant dream of mine; narrating a nature documentary has become a reality and I am lucky that it is not just anything, but it features the magnificent Marline Sheldrake and about mushrooms… I hope you enjoy it”, Björk expressed about it.
And although he recently surprised us with his theme “Oral” in duet with Rosalia, will undoubtedly also do an incredible job with his voice in the documentary. Below we leave you the fascinating trailer and don’t miss the premiere in 2024.
a long dormant dream of mine to narrate a nature documentary has come to fruition.
and i am blessed it is not just any but featuring the magnificent merlin sheldrake
and about fungi. i hope you will enjoy this
The cinematic narrative explores the ways that function… pic.twitter.com/O49quDWbRD
— björk (@bjork) December 4, 2023