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This article was published on May 31, 2011

    The world’s first location aware musical album app drops today

    The world’s first location aware musical album app drops today
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    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:

    The National Mall by BLUEBRAIN. The First Location-Aware Album