Get inside the music: connecting artists and audiences through interactive apps

Paterson, Justin ORCID: and Toulson, E. Rob (2018) Get inside the music: connecting artists and audiences through interactive apps. In: Audio Engineering Society Convention 145, 17-20 Oct 2018, New York City, US.

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Commercial artists are nowadays empowered to invite their listeners deeper inside the music making process, through interactive music apps incorporating gameplay, stem mixers, alternate/unlockable content, and production and remix features. Bjork developed perhaps the first music ‘album app’ Biophilia (2010), which allowed fans to explore gamified components of the music. More recently, in 2015, Massive Attack launched their own interactive music album, Fantom, which utilised sensor data from an iPhone device (compass, accelerometer, camera, microphone) to automatically remix the music for a unique listening experience. In the same year, the novel ‘variPlay’ Red Planet EP was launched by the tutorial presenters with artist Daisy and The Dark, allowing the listener to experience alternate versions of each song (for example, pop, acoustic and electronic remixes) in real-time via a number of unique and intuitive user interfaces.
This tutorial will offer a modern history and context of interactive music, and will demonstrate future artist opportunities and audience listening experiences. The session will discuss modern mobile programming interfaces (APIs) which enable interactive music applications and will inspire students to consider their own ideas for engaging listeners more actively with recorded music. The presenters will showcase their own ongoing funded research activities in collaboration with major music labels, presenting both the commercial and creative benefits of interactive music

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Project title: Commercialisation of Interactive Music
Subjects: Music > Music/audio technology
Depositing User: Justin Paterson
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:26

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