Tag Archives: Jeff Smith

iPhone Music (Revisited)

I finally got my iPhone yesterday. Early Christmas present! I downloaded Bloom of course. And Four Track, which has gotten some interesting reviews. But when I went to get Sonic Lighter, I discovered that Smule had released more apps. More iPhone ChucK goodies! The popular one is Ocarina, which is exactly what the name suggests. […]

iPhone Music

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers have a generative music iPhone/iPod Touch app called Bloom. And it is awesome. It’s kind of a minimal Electroplankton without the creatures. Touching the screen plays a note. It’s very intuitive – the higher on the screen, the higher the note. It emulates a tape loop delay, so each note […]

The Revolution Will Be Computerized

These notes from a 1979 album of computer music speculates that with the proliferation of the personal computer, everyone would become “sound explorers”. Before the advent of the PC, “computer music” was largely an academic endeavor because computers were large and expensive and university was the only place most people could use one. In 1979, […]