Last fall, a friend of mine traveled to Copenhagen with the express purpose of seeing “Tomorrow, in a year,” the Knife’s opera based on the life of Charles Darwin. (Apparently, it was well worth the journey.)
The rest of us fans of the Knife may not be quite as devoted, but we can at least share in the awesomeness on March 1, 2010, when the Knife will release “Tomorrow, in a year” in album form. A collaboration with the artists Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, the opera will also be performed live in select European cities in 2010, according to their website.
For now, you can sign up to their mailing list at the link above to get a free MP3 of a new song. Called “Colouring of Pigeons,” the 11-minute epic rides a slow build of thunderstorm rainforest percussion into elegantly operatic vocals by an unknown singer, before the familiar voice of Karin Dreijer Andersson winds its way out of the shadows. Stream it below:
- Anna K