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Tomorrow, In a Year

Earlier today I stumbled across the news that Swedish pop group ‘The Knife‘ have been commissioned to write an opera about evolution in honour of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of the Species’. When I say that I can’t even imagine what this is going to be like, I really mean it. The Knife have earned a reputation with catchy but somewhat disturbing electro pop tunes (That’s probably the first and last time you’ll ever find me using the term ‘electro pop’; electronica, yes, electro, no, but I digress).The group garnered international attention after an arrangement of their song ‘Heartbeats‘ covered by fellow swede José González won over audiences as part of a charming cinema advert for the Sony Bravia television. The production, ‘Tomorrow, In a Year‘, will involve three singers from differing musical backgrounds (electronica pop, classical opera and performance) as well as six dancers performing choreography created by Hiroaki Umeda. It is certain to be a spectacle, whatever you make of it. Unfortunately, the production will not be touching these shores with shows taking place in Denmark, Switzerland and Germany only. Nevertheless, various online music media are highly excited.