Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ becomes the first app to be inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in New York

The app was released alongside the Icelandic musician's 2011 album of the same name

Bjork‘s ‘Biophilia’ album app has become the first app to be inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The app was the world’s first ever album app and is now part of the permanent collection at the prestigious gallery, reports The Guardian.

Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the department of architecture and design at MOMA, released a statement about the apps induction into the museum, which read: “I started thinking about acquiring ‘Biophilia’ when it was released, in 2011. At that time, a year after the iPad had been introduced, designers and developers were excitedly experimenting with apps that took advantage of a screen bigger than the iPhone. With ‘Biophilia’, however, Björk truly innovated the way people experience music by letting them participate in performing and making the music and visuals, rather than just listening passively.” The app allowed users to interact with the songs and play with their sonic components visually.

Bjork recently spoke about her vocals being sampled on the new Death Grips album, ‘Niggas On The Moon’. Writing on her Facebook page about her inclusion on the record, Björk has said she was “thrilled” to be the band’s “found object”. She wrote: “i am proud to announce my vocals landed on the new death grips album ! i adore death grips and i am thrilled to be their “found object” ! i have been lucky enough to hang and exchange music loves w/ them and witness them grow !! epic : onwards !!”.

The eight track album can be downloaded for free via the Death Grips Facebook page. The record is the first installment of a new double-LP, which is called ‘The Powers That B’. The second part will be released later this year and is titled ‘Jenny Death’.