Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers have released Bloom: 10 Worlds – an expanded edition of their 2008 generative music app, Bloom.
The app is designed to be “Part instrument, part composition and part artwork.” You can play it interactively by touching the screen, but it also can be allowed to play generatively on its own.
Eno and Chilvers say that, if the original Bloom was a single, then this would be an album. It features 10 ‘worlds’, each exploring a new direction for Bloom. The first world the user encounters is an echo of the original app, with circles appearing where the user taps, while the later worlds each introduce new combinations of sounds, shapes, colors and rules of behavior.
Pricing and Availability
Bloom: 10 Worlds is available now, for iOS and Android, US $7.99.