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Composing Music with Flourish from Explore and Create on Vimeo.

A new music app that looks a lot like a game (to me anyway). Here’s how it describes itself:

Explore, play and create music intuitively with Flourish. A beautiful toy and an elegant tool. With Flourish, you will quickly build expressive, diverse and complex musical compositions.

Flourish represents musical phrases as physical loops:

  • Record loops with expressive multi-touch keyboards.
  • Generate percussive and melodic sequences.
  • Build arrangements by ear or by eye.
  • Select from a consonant collection of instruments.
  • Sequence loops by connecting them in chains.

Flourish at the app store:
Flourish

7 comments

  1. Had to spend the past hour with a lousy internet connection downloading the new iPhone OS since this app requires it ….. may fall asleep tonight testing it out but will I'll get back with an opinion eventually.

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  2. Bought it right away because the chain pattern feature with the “pattern clouds” looked very promising… and i haven't been dissappointed, after playing with it a bit i would say it's good for some cool and complex patterns…

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  3. I just bought it, but it requires firmware 3.1.3, which I haven't upgraded to yet. I jailbroke my phone to get tethering; then decided I didn't care and unjailbroke it. I've read that Apple can tell if you've jailbroken your phone IF you haven't totally restored it. I haven't done that yet. So, out of fear of problems (and the annoyance of losing all app data), I haven't updated yet. So, I guess it'll be a while before I can play with Flourish.

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