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Music Board

By ZKM Karlsruhe

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"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.


Mit Music Board können die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer Töne und Reihenfolgen definieren und diese kontinuierlich durch räumliche Manipulationen verändern. Auch ohne Expertenwissen zu besitzen, ermöglicht die Applikation, intuitiv mit Prozessen umzugehen, die sich automatisch erzeugen, und dabei mit Strukturmethoden neuester Musik zu interagieren. Schon Johann Sebastian Bach arbeitete mit mathematischen Möglichkeiten, die Reihenfolge von Tönen zu manipulieren. Eine Melodie vorwärts, rückwärts und in der Umkehrung zu spielen, ist letztendlich eine Operation im Raum. Gemäß der Clifford’schen Algebra wird das Notenmaterial durch Drehung auf der horizontalen beziehungsweise der vertikalen Achse verändert. Führt man nun Unterteilungen des Materials ein, so entsteht ein generatives Instrument, mit dessen Hilfe sich Musik erzeugen lässt.

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Customer Reviews

Needs save!!!

This is a pretty cool app. It really needs a record feature and save. Actually a record feature and Audio copy/paste would be the coolest. I would love to import some sounds and totally save the work and export it.
Saving the final star for that. It is has possibility!!!!


The good part is you can put together sounds of one type but you cant keep different sound boards going at the same time, and save your own work and share it

Intensely Cool

Got to love this ZKM production of musical madness turned magnificent. It’s tricky at first, but the sound waves get you grooving in no time.

Music Board
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 19.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: 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, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).

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