Tech Trumpet: iPhone Bloom

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It’s time for another edition of Tech Trumpet.

This week, I have been mostly playing with “Bloom” for the iPhone. Developed by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, the application offers an audio-visual experience simply by touching the screen or letting the instrument play itself.

“Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it , and you can watch it play itself,” says Eno.

Rest assured that I didn’t just let Bloom create its own composition for 15 minutes. This is a live recording of me playing the instrument and changing between the nine different mood settings.

As I don’t currently have a video cable for the iPhone, you’ll have to imagine lots of expanding coloured circles and shifting backgrounds as you listen to this. Ideally, I’d be offering you a track of an hour or more, to really get the full effect, but just shy of 15 minutes will have to do for now.


Previous Tech Trumpets:

9th October: The Cosmovox Mixes 1 & 2
2nd October: Old ’80s Computers Rickrolled
25th September: Mad Skype Mix

Andy Merrett
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