First of all ‘Sadly by your side’ is the debut album of the electronic musician edisonnoside. The Record describes and explores the theme of distance through a dark and blurry instrumental electronic music.
‘Sadly by your side’ is not only an album, but a synesthetic iOS app; a processing and remixing tool where each song can be endlessly transformed depending on the images you focus on with your camera. Using custom built software, the visual input is converted into a new image painted with red, blue and black. Each of these colors directly affects elements of the music.
In the end, each track is unique, with a remodeled harmony, melody and rhythm, constructed as a direct result of the environment captured by the camera. The iPhone is used as a window to the external world, a world that alters the perception of the album.
To listen to the song in its original form, focus the app on one of the eight images available in the book Sadly by your side. They contain the exact amount of red, blue and black to produce the right harmony, melody and rhythm.
Sadly by your side is made using openframeworks and is supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad Mini.
The audio mixing and processing has been developed using Core Audio and Audio Unit.
Sadly by your side is part of a major project, called Objectify mp3, that involves all Fabrica’s creative studios, aiming to reinvent the way Fabrica produces, distributes and enhances its music. Given that music is now a largely digital experience, and physicality is removed or at least transposed, what else could we create around the distribution, discovery and listening experiences? Fabrica’s researchers started from this question, with the intention to create several new forms of music media: a self-published book, a free iOS application and a music video were born, each linked to the other through music to create a powerful aesthetic imaginary.
ITUNES STORE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sadly-by-your-side/id687252928?mt=8
Graphic design: Matteo di Iorio, Claudio Fabbro.
Sadly by your side has been awarded with the Core77 Interaction Professional Winner