Lukasz and I met up a few months back in a pub and he showed me a prototype of the app. We discussed what he wanted the Horizons outcome to be like as well as how it should sound when someone interacted with it. In the end we decided that I should create 6 different sound loops that would sit in the background of the app. As well as this I would create sound/noises that would fit nicely when interacting with the geometric shapes. Over a few days I spent creating these different soundworlds that I think would help sonically bring out the beauty of the colours and shapes. Whilst doing this I constantly had a strong image of sitting on the edge of a cliff, looking out over a vast horizons at landscapes that were not from this world.
I really wanted the app to act as a ambient loop machine too. I thought if you didn’t feel like playing with the shapes you could just allow the app to play these soundscapes and just get lost in them. It is quite easy to plug in headphones or straight into a stereo and turn up the volume. Try it… I dare you to!
Quote from Lukasz; “An interactive sound toy for the iPhone + iPad which brings together the atmospheric sounds of Eli Murray (Gentleforce) and generative visuals of Lukasz Karluk (@julapy). It is an exploration of colour, sound and form. The design of the piece focuses on creating subtle colour refractions in a rich colour scape using an algorithmic process known as triangulation. Fluidity of interaction is achieved using real-time physics made using the Box2d library. We hope you enjoy the experience and create a memorable composition.”
The Horizons app is available now on the apple store for $1.19 (AUD) over here. We recently received a wonderful review on Creative Applications which goes into more detail with the tech side of things (for you code nerds out there!).