Karin and Olof Dreijer are continuing their 20th anniversary of shaping the knife with a new edition of tomorrow in a year. Your 2010 collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock will be pressed on vinyl for the first time. The 180 gram 2xLP edition will be available from August 20th and can be pre-ordered here via Rabid Records.
Tomorrow, a year from now, was originally commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to provide music for an opera for the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.
“We were invited by this Danish performance theater group called Hotel Pro Forma to do this piece,” said Karin Dreijer in a press release (from a conversation with journalist Ruth Saxelby). “We knew it was going to be performed at the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.”
The theater group wanted to do an opera about evolution and Darwin’s ideas. And they asked if we could make music for it. We entered this project. Of course, it’s important to talk about Darwin’s impact on fascism in Europe. It is as important as Europe’s colonial history – how Darwin’s ideas were misused to promote fascism. But throughout the project it became clear that [the theatre company] wasn’t interested. They were interested in biology and geology.
Read Pitchfork’s interview “The knife when you come back (at least for a concert film)” on the pitch.