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Free Album, Year One, Explores The Possibilities Of Augmented Reality Music

TCW has released Year One, a free augmented reality album for iOS.

Year One is an evolving, augmented reality audio composition. Upon launching the Year One app, the different sounds and instruments of the songs will populate and begin moving through the space around you. Your movement, tracked by your smartphone, affects which sounds you hear and changes how individual effects are applied to them.

TCW plans to update the app throughout the year with new music and music from other artists. TCW is looking for additional musicians interested in partnering to compose and release music for Year One; in addition, they have released a how-to guide for any musician to build their own augmented reality music apps independently.

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