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Stepping Off into UI for Albums

Posted By Jaime Gassmann
10.27.2011

Björk, that ethereal sprite whose music is sometimes capable of piercing both souls and galvanized steel, brings us something relatively new. Her album Biophilia is best experienced as an iPad app.

It creates an imaginary galaxy that houses ten other apps in its song-constellations. The user can view musical notation, play games that correspond to the theme and composition of each song, and in many cases manipulate the tablet to manipulate the very sounds that create the music. The power to call forth (and save) new versions of her songs exists in the tilt of your device and the swipe of your fingertips.

At Alupa Creative, we are often concerned with user interface (UI). It’s inspiring to see artists (Björk and Scott Snibbe) team up across media to connect … well, I’ll just leave the description to the two simple triumvirates found in the introduction on bjork.com:

nature music technology

listen learn create

Amen.

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