BLUEBRAIN / THE NATIONAL MALL
A collaboration between DC experimental pop duo Bluebrain, YASLY, and I,The National Mall is the world’s first location aware album. The National Mall works by tracking a users’ location via the iPhone’s built-in GPS capabilities. Hundreds of zones within the Mall are tagged and alter the sound based on where the listener is located in proximity to them. Zones overlap and interact in dynamic ways that, while far from random, will yield a unique experience with each listen. The proprietary design of the engine behind the app stays hidden from view as the melodies, rhythms, instrumentation and pace of the music vary based on the listener’s chosen path. The National Mall is an ambitious project that will allow users to listen to and interact with a work of music in a way that’s never been possible before.