On February 2, The Knife, in collaboration with Planningtorock and former L.A. resident Mt. Sims, will be releasing a studio recording of the opera “Tomorrow, in a Year” that they were commissioned to write for Denmark's Hotel Pro Forma. The opera is based on the life and work of Charles Darwin, with some pieces inspired by Richard Dawkins' gene trees. The music is comprised of both electronic sounds and field recordings.
Although the digital album will not be out for another month (with hard copies to follow in March), fans can check out “Colouring of Pigeons,” which is streaming on the Swedish duo's site. Several dates for performances of “Tomorrow, in a Year” have been announced for Europe. No word yet on whether or not the opera will make its way to the States.