Björk Biophilia interactive music app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Listen, Learn, and Create.
This is not so much a music creation app but I thought it was pretty cool so here you go!
“Biophilia” for iPad includes ten separate apps, all contained within one “mother” app. Each of the smaller apps relate to a different track from the album, allowing people to explore and interact with the song’s themes or even make a completely new version of them. It is considered to be an evolving entity that grows with new elements added over time.
Biophilia is an extraordinary and innovative multimedia exploration of music, nature and technology by the musician Björk. Comprising a suite of original music and interactive, educational artworks and musical artifacts, Biophilia is released as ten in-app experiences that are accessed as you fly through a three-dimensional galaxy that accompanies the album’s theme song Cosmogony. All of the album’s songs gradually become available inside Biophilia as interactive experiences, beginning with the first single Crystalline.
Björk has collaborated with artists, designers, scientists, instrument makers, writers and software developers to create an extraordinary multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces, processes and structures – of which music is a part. Each in-app experience is inspired by and explores the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. You can use Biophilia to make and learn about music, to find out about natural phenomena, or to just enjoy Björk’s music.
Biophilia opens into a three-dimensional galaxy with a compass allowing navigation between the 3-dimensional universe and a two-dimensional track list. Take a closer look by tapping on stars within the constellations and you’ll see that each is an in-app purchase that gives access to the inspired combination of artifacts for each new Björk song: interactive art and games, music notation which can be used to sing along karaoke-style, abstract animations, lyrics, and essays that explore Björk’s inspirations for the track. These artifacts bring together conventional and alternative ways of representing and making music to create an environment for entertainment and learning. Biophilia challenges the way we think about music. Here, for the first time, is a music album that exploits the multimedia capabilities of mobile interactive technologies.
Biophilia was created by Björk in collaboration with interactive artist and app developer Scott Snibbe, and Björk’s longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris).
• Three-dimensional galactic interface with the song Cosmogony
• Access to new songs and apps immediately as they are released
• Music scores with karaoke playback
• Abstract song animation
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later
Check out this iPad app called Solar System. It features music from Bjork. Solar System for iPad Raises the Bar (Again) for Electronic Books :
Solar System for iPad, the first publication to emerge from the recently-announced partnership between Faber and Faber and Touch Press, is available today worldwide for sale from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Eight months in development, and with a production budget approaching 1 trillion dollars (if you count location filming by NASA), Solar System for iPad sets a new standard for interactive books.
The title combines stunning fully-manipulable 3D realisations of the planets and moons with an intelligent specially-written text by best-selling Faber author and radio astronomer Marcus Chown.
This new electronic book follows on from The Elements, the runaway best-seller published by Touch Press to coincide with the launch of the iPad. Over 160,000 copies have now been sold and the Elements has just won a place in the forthcoming Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 exhibition at the London Design Museum.
Theodore Gray, creator of The Elements, comments: “What sets Solar System for iPad apart more than anything is that it is not just an app or reference guide or tour, it’s a real honest-to-goodness book you can sit down and read.”
Like The Elements, the new title include a song that plays once on the very first launch: this haunting and majestic track has been specially adapted by Björk from her forthcoming Biophilia project and for the moment it is available only in Solar System for iPad.
SOLAR SYSTEM FOR IPAD ONLY