Snibbe Studio’s biggest project since the Björk Biophilia, REWORK is a full-length app album treatment for the Beck/Philip Glass collaborative remix album featuring artists like Amon Tobin and Cornelius now available for the iPhone and iPad.
The studio has built a REWORK app that includes interactive visualizations corresponding to 11 of the remix songs with visuals that range from three-dimensional landscapes to shattered multicolored crystals and vibrating sound waves. The app also includes an interactive “Glass Machine” that allows users to create their own music inspired by Philip Glass’ early works by simply sliding two discs around side- by-side, generating polyrhythmic counterpoints between the two melodies.
“This is a way for people who don’t have the experience of manipulating music material to see what it’s like” Glass.
The artists include Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick. The album is out now on Orange Mountain Music/Ernest Jenning Record Co./The Kora Records and is available at Philip Glass’ website as well as via the iTunes store and Amazon.com.
The app was created using Cinder with the help from David Wicks who did most of the visualization work for the eleven songs using Bloom’s GLKit extension and working with Graham McDermott and Ahna Girshick from Snibbe Studio. Read more about the process here.
Download from the AppStore ($9.99)