Bjork’s “Bird Call Box” from “Utopia” includes 14 “Handmade Bird Call Flutes”


Björk brings her elaborate and gorgeous live show “Cornucopia” to Europe and Mexico, and to coincide with that, she is also releasing a “bird call box set” from her 2017 album filled with flute Utopia. From description:

On the occasion of the celebration and closing of the Utopia era, we are delighted to share this special deluxe album set featuring 14 handmade bird song flutes that have been individually selected by Björk.

Created in collaboration with the company Quelle est Belle from the mountains of southern France, this deluxe edition box set comes in a bespoke plexiglass case designed by M / M (Paris). The hand-engraved lid features an intricate design, while the tinted side panels cast a lightly colored glow, illuminating the 14 unique bird calls nestled in individually assigned compartments. In the upper left corner is a personalized USB-C stick containing the music of Utopia, as well as videos, images and an exclusive and never-before-seen instrumental track. A discreet drawer underneath houses an eight-page color booklet detailing each bird call and providing instructions for use.

The birds represented are the king prawns, the nuthatch, the pheasant, the goldfinch, the black-headed gull, the robin, the blackbird, the chaffinch, the short-eared owl, the great tit, the sociable, the starling, the blue tit and the redstart, and there are “bird call tutorial videos” on the USB stick, as well as 360 never-before-seen photos of Bjork, remixes, videos from the album, and more. It’s due out on November 1, 2019, and you can find more details here.

Bjork says, “utopia is so much about birdsong and sonically the mutation between synth / bird, bird / flute, flute / synth … sound like that was a theme throughout the whole album. .so I got very excited when I found these handmade wooden flutes precisely imitating particular birds. and I guess I wanted you to have the opportunity to share this with me …….. enjoy !!!

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