Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers Release Bloom: 10 Worlds iOS App
Peter Chilvers and ambient pioneer Brian Eno have released a new iOS app called Bloom: 10 Worlds, an extension to the Eno’s original Bloom app that allows users to create generative melodies and elaborate visual patterns by simply pressing the screen.
Requiring no musical or technical ability, the egalitarian and user-friendly Bloom app enabled anyone of any age to create music, simply by touching the screen. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom’s innovative controls allowed users to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player took over when Bloom was left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.
Bloom: 10 Worlds is a reimagining of the original – not simply a remaster. If the original Bloom was a single, then this would be an album. The widely broadened palette of sounds and images can be experienced via 10 new ‘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. Each subsequent world unlocks automatically, introducing new combinations of sounds, shapes, colours and rules of behaviour.
The Bloom:10 Worlds iOS app, available for iPhone and iOS, is currently priced at $4.99 on the App Store.