Music Board

Screenshot of the App »Music Board«
Type of publication

»Music Board« allows the user to define notes and their relative order such that they can be constantly changed by way of spatial manipulation. The App makes it possible to work with generative processes and interact with structuring methods in modern music without any expert knowledge. Johann Sebastian Bach began working with the mathematical possibilities for manipulating notational order as early as the sixteenth century. To play a melody forwards, backwards and as an inversion essentially amounts to a spatial operation. According to Clifford's algebra, the material is changed by rotation on the vertical, horizontal or diagonal axis. Thus, by introducing material subdivisions a generative instrument is formed. 

19.3 MB requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe