Created at Fabrica by Alex Rothera, Ivor Williams, Jacopo Atzori, and Aaron Gillett, Flutter is an experimental app concept designed specifically for grieving adolescents. It uses music to help those experiencing the loss of a loved one – a period of time often resulting in high levels of isolation and incredibly difficult emotional problems – express themselves in a safe, positive environment, by creating sound artefacts that express how they feel at that moment.
Adolescents often cannot describe their grief, or even articulate with words how they feel. Especially at a young age, there are powerful emotions than can not be easily verbalised. The possibility of articulating such a unique, complicated event is often very low. As adolescents age, their ability express their emotions grows, but grief challenges this ability at a fundamental level.