Air (via Synthtopia) is a new generative audio-visual work that’s “like Music for Airports made endless,” according to ambient pioneer Brian Eno, “Which is how I always wanted it to be.”
The iPhone music app was created by musician / software designer Peter Chilvers and Irish vocalist Sandra O’Neill. Based on concepts developed by Brian Eno, with whom Chilvers created Bloom, Air assembles vocal and piano samples into an ever changing composition, which will be familiar, but never the same.
Brian Eno’s Air
Air features four “Conduct” modes, which let the user control the composition by tapping different areas on the display, and three “Listen” modes, which provide a choice of arrangement.
For those fortunate enough to have access to multiple iPhones / iPod Touches and speakers, an option has been provided to spread the composition over several players. Recommended for headphones and external speakers.
Air at the app store:
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