A few details about the Knife’s forthcoming album Tomorrow, In a Year have already emerged, but now a full tracklisting and release date have been issued. The album will be released on Mute on March 9, which will be preceded by a special digital download edition, which is available on Feb. 2.
The record was commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma, who asked The Knife to write the music for their opera based on Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species. The first performance of Tomorrow, In a Year was on Sept. 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, and further stagings are due in Europe later this year.
“At first it was very difficult as we really didn’t know anything about opera,” said Olof Dreijer in a press release. “We’d never been to one. I didn’t even know what the word libretto meant. But after some studying, and just getting used to opera’s essence of pretentious and dramatic gestures, I found that there is a lot to learn and play with.”
Tracklisting for Tomorrow, In a Year:
06. Ebb Tide Explorer
07. Variation of Birds
08. Letter to Henslow
09. Schoal Swarm Orchestra
01. Annie’s Box
03. Colouring of Pigeons
05. Tomorrow in a Year
06. The Height of Summer
07. Annie's Box (alt. vocal)
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