CENTRAL PARK (LISTEN TO THE LIGHT) by BLUEBRAIN
Start up the i-Phone app “Central Park – Listen to the Light” within the boundaries of Central Park in New York City. This interactive audio app is designed for i-Phone and i-Pad, created by the musical duo Bluebrain and wrote by Bradley Feldman.
It works by tracking the user location via GPS and creating interaction by combining specific melodies to certain surroundings.
The music starts as you walk between the trees. It comes up as an orchestra crescendo. The more you enter into the park, the more the music transform into a sweet violin and piano melody, then into a string quartet march, then it descends again, creating a magic and unique experience.
Every 25 steps it evolves from piano to electronic offbeat. It contains more then 400 tracks that swift depending on which area of the park are you approaching.
It is a musical experimentation shaped by the listener’s movements and the landscape itself. It is a combination between technology and nature. It gives the listener the opportunity to conduct an orchestra by watching and walking into nature.
“On October 4th, DC music duo Bluebrain (brothers Hays & Ryan Holladay) will release ‘Listen to the Light’, the second in a series of location-aware albums, designed for Central Park and available exclusively as an iPhone app. This short documentary follows their process and examines how technology is effecting the way we create and interact with music and art. Featuring interviews with AOL founder Steve Case and Dischord Records founder Ian Mackaye among others.”