This has to be best piece of music I’ve ever done – warm distortion, sine waves, attention to attack and decay, and piano so simple that it sounds subservive in context. And the app framework renders the piece, in turns, listener-controlled, generative and semi-aleatory.
Such will be the name of the next K235 soundset. Stay tuned.
The working title of the next K235 soundset. Twiddling knobs to get the Autotune of God.
An excellent review that really captures my intent in creating the app:
Upon startup, the app loads the electronic music option automatically, or you can switch to the chamber setting if you’d rather fabricate some elegant, Muhly-esque, classical compositions. Either way, the layout is clean, simple, and decidedly modern. This attack on nostalgia from developer Peter Kay might come as a breath of fresh air if you’re tired of apps that retread the past or merely mimic traditional instruments.
March 7 update: New soundset #girl
K235 is an iDevice-native musical instrument, built from the ground up around game physics and the accelerometer: Create music by flicking and tapping the screen, and tilting and shaking the iPad or iPhone.
K235 is easy to learn, but with practice and time you will be able to play sophisticated compositions.
Comes with four sound sets: Electronic, Chamber, Post-Jazz, Filthy Silence and #girl.
A gestural poetry app for iPad.
Touchwords translates gestures into words, leading to moments of unexpected beauty.