Wake Up With The World is an iOS application that’s designed to be a sort of generative music alarm clock.
When you wake your GPS coordinates are translated into musical notes and combined with those of every other person waking up at the same moment as you. All these notes are combined and the song you wake to is composed of the ‘presence’ of everyone else doing the same.
Wake Up With The World is part of Functional Embrace, Eric Rieper’s exhibition, debuting at the Pratt Institute Department of Digital Arts gallery on April 14th, 2014.
“Each participant becomes a unique instrument in the composition, taking one of four roles: lead, bass, chords, or percussion,” notes Rieper. “As more people join, the length of the composition increases, as does the tempo of the music and the root note that the song is based off of.”
Wake Up With The World is available as a free download for iOS in the App Store.