This new holiday version of Björk's Solstice app from Biophilia is based on a poem celebrating the Christmas season by poet / author Sjon, comparing the solar system to a Christmas tree.
At the center of the app is a sun from which the user pulls rays of light to form a circular harp of strings plucked by colorful orbiting planets; tilt the device and the orbital planes turn into the branches of a three-dimensional Christmas tree, the stars becoming snowflakes. In Solstice, Björk plays the “Solstice” song with a specially commissioned pendulum-harp which embodies the idea of gravity that was central to the song’s creation.
Solstice was developed with Max Weisel, creator of the bestselling Soundrop App, and Björk's longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris).
Fixed the application from sleeping in song mode
Ratings and Reviews
Gorgeous as expected.
Fun to make songs too!
This app is beautiful and different like Bjork herself! It is fun to explore the possibilities without being told what to do, pure play.
Gorgeous graphics. Sounds sort of spiritual and spartan, quite magical. Love it, and the opportunity to gift it to others.
I saw reference to this on the UK channel 4 programme 'when Bjork meets Attenborough' and was intrigued to know more. I'm not disappointed as I've spent the last few hours creating my own mesmeric compilations of sounds.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.