We first wrote about Ryan Holladay and his brother Hays the brothers behind Bluebrain, a D.C. based band in March [story here] when they announced they were making the world’s first location aware musical album app.
Their album, titled “The National Mall,” is an iPhone app that changes its rhythms and beats as the user walks around The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Users will be able to download the album [iOS here, free] over the Mall’s WiFi. The phone’s geolocation will sync up with an impressionistic map rendering created for the app. Hit play and as users create their own path through the Mall, they’re creating their own special listening experience. If a user say cuts over to the reflecting pond then over to the FDR memorial, they will have a completely different experience than someone who takes the opposite route and the music was designed for this experience.
The brothers, who’ve taken experimental music to a whole new level, will release Android and iPad versions soon and also want to plan future album apps for Prospect Park in NYC and Highway 1 in California.
Check out their beautiful music video below: