Chicago Avenue Moon
February 6, 2014 1:05 PM   Subscribe

Chicago Avenue Moon
Chicago Avenue Moon is a generative music app that responds to date, time, lunar phase, GPS, etc, to determine how its music unfolds, in real-time. The iOS app manipulates, sequences, and layers 1000+ brief musical phrases to create trillions and trillions of variations, unique to the listeners movement and place on the planet.

I've been working with app developer Junecloud, and we just went live in the App Store yesterday! This is maybe the neatest thing I've ever been involved with and am super excited to share it.

Note: Requires iOS7. And the app is huge so download when you have wifi and 15 minutes to spare. Also, the piece responds to GPS movement, so it may seem a little underwhelming if you're just standing still; try it walking around, or train/bus/car/etc.

Role: Concept, Composer
posted by verysleeping (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I so want this (maybe minus the GPS part?) for other platforms.
posted by Evilspork at 8:12 PM on February 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah I would really love a Windows (sorry) version of this to run on my computer.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 5:38 AM on February 7, 2014

Unfortunately versions for other platforms is a ways off, if ever. This thing is unbelievably complicated under-the-hood, and we'd need a ton of interest to even consider development... Sorry!
posted by verysleeping at 9:01 AM on February 7, 2014

A totally beautiful project that got me ruminating on our ongoing fascination with the moon and its (our) moods. Nice work!
posted by Miko at 8:44 PM on February 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thanks Miko!

Just posted a little demo video. Also, I have a couple leftover promo codes; if any Mefites would like to try this for free, please Mefi Mail me.
posted by verysleeping at 5:53 AM on February 11, 2014

This is lovely. Really enhanced my walk to work.
posted by Gilgongo at 9:48 AM on February 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

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