With "The Book of Sand" composer Michel van der Aa has invented a completely new genre: the digital, interactive song cycle. Created in partnership with the Holland Festival, Sydney Festival, Google Cultural Institute, BBC The Space and other partners, and created exclusively in digital format.
Inspired by the allusions to infinity and the use of mazes and mirrors in the fantastical stories of Jorge Luis Borges, Van der Aa puts you in a space where all places in the world exist simultaneously. A young woman (played by the Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke) collects up sand which is being moved between the film layers by a mysterious machine.
Three parallel film layers reveal alternative points of view and introduce new elements to the story, which allows you to choose a new route through the narrative at any point by swiping between the layers.
This App doesn't need an internet connection to function, it contains all necessary content.
This version improves support for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
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Out of this world!
Simply amazing! Original! Never seen anything like it before. Such a shame an app like this isn’t popular. Came across this app after researching online The Book of Sand.
This is simply amazing.
- Stichting Holland Festival
- 283.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2015 Holland Festival and Sydney Festival Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.