for iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
by joerg piringer
Create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes. Dive into a micro world of sounds, movement and touch. But beware! Using this app might change your daily reading and talking experience.
--- honorary mention prix ars electronica 2010 digital musics and sound art ---
--- honorary mention FILE PRIX LUX 2010 digital language ---
--- content award vienna 2010 mobile app ---
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a sound toy, a performance tool and an art work in its own right. You can play with the letter-creatures and watch and listen how they interact with each other or use them to produce soundscapes like you would with an electronic musical instrument. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz blends art, biology, fun and physics to create a unique, dynamic and interactive sound ecology.
This app is the result of joerg piringer's ongoing research of vocal sounds and their relation to dynamic typography in the form of performance, video and software art.
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is a musician, poet and media artist living in vienna, austria. He is a member of the vegetable orchestra and the institute for transacoustic research.
He works as a freelance artist and researcher in the fields of electronic music, radio art, sound and visual electronic poetry, online communities, live performance, sound installation, computer games and video art.