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Images of the Week: Brian Eno’s Latest, Trope

The latest iPhone app by Brian Eno and his programming partner, Peter Chilvers, is Trope, a tactile music-making engine. Strokes of the finger create the lines and other visuals (five options total) seen below, each of which effect a different compositional element in one of 12 “moods.” The moods are named “Sodalis,” “Orenia,” and the like — that’s three more moods than in Bloom, the previous iPhone app developed by the duo.

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By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. U.S.O. Project
    [ Posted September 27, 2009, at 7:32 am ]

    An interview with Peter Chilvers, co-creator of Bloom, Air and Trope applications

  2. Gordon Osse
    [ Posted September 28, 2009, at 10:57 pm ]

    interesting. too bad it’s the only reason i’d ever pick up an iphone, if i had the money.

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