Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre has introduced EON, a new generative music application for iOS.
The application creates constantly changing music, composed by Jarre, paired with digital graphics by Alexis André of Sony Computer Science Laboratories.
Here’s what Jarre has to say about it:
“« EON » is an ancient Greek God associated with Time & Eternity.
The « time » represented by EON is infinite and unbounded in the sense of « ages » and « forever ».
In cosmology, geology or astronomy, EON is often used in reference to a period of a billion years…
I named this project EON, as it best defines exactly what it is – an infinite musical and visual creation, which offers each individual a unique experience on its primary support as an App: on each device, and on each launch of the EON App, you will hear and see a unique ever-evolving orchestration of the music & the visuals. EON is a never ending, never repetitive, organic art-piece that will live & grow forever in everyone’s own singular space-time continuum, at the tip of their finger.
Personally, I truly feel that EON is probably one of my most exciting creative projects since Oxygene. I always wanted to create a music specific for each listener and which could constantly evolve. Here it is. EON is conceived & composed for your own infinite journey.
I had a very clear idea of the organic, living visuals I wanted to accompany my music creation, and I was very lucky to have spent some time in Tokyo at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) where I found Alexis André and his singular visual world. Sony CSL with Alexis have conceived and developed an algorithm generating the endless flow of ever-evolving graphics, which like the music is never ending, nor repetitive.
The algorithm and audio engine that orchestrates the music of the EON App have been engineered by Alexis Zbik & Vianney Apreleff from BLEASS after we defined the rules of the system together.”
Here’s the official intro from Jarre:
Pricing and Availability
EON is available now for $8.99 USD.
Update: Removed unofficial demo and added offiical intro from Jarre.