Jean-Michel Jarre released EōN today with the help of the BLEASS guys. This is a self-generating "musical experience" app, rather than anything you could play as an instrument. But it's Jean-Michel Jarre! The app also has infinitely generative visuals thanks to Sony Computer Science Laboratories.
EōN by Jean-Michel Jarre App Store Description:EōN produces infinite, ever evolutive music, abundant in variations, composed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, accompanied by a constant progression of organic visuals.
Once you launch the EōN app, you can listen and watch a new infinite musical experience which has been designed to be absolutely unique for each listener, and always different each time you launch the app.
You can take this journey for as long as you want, the only limit is your device's battery!
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ABOUT EōN:
« EON » is an ancient Greek God associated with Time & Eternity.
The « time » represented by EON is infinite and unbounded in the sense of « ages » and « forever ».
In cosmology, geology or astronomy, EON is often used in reference to a period of a billion years…
I named this project EōN, as it best defines exactly what it is – an infinite musical and visual creation, which offers each individual a unique experience on its primary support as an App: on each device, and on each launch of the EōN App, you will hear and see a unique ever-evolving orchestration of the music & the visuals. EōN is a never ending, never repetitive, organic art-piece that will live & grow forever in everyone’s own singular space-time continuum, at the tip of their finger.
Personally, I truly feel that EōN is probably one of my most exciting creative projects since Oxygene. I always wanted to create a music specific for each listener and which could constantly evolve. Here it is. EōN is conceived & composed for your own infinite journey.
I had a very clear idea of the organic, living visuals I wanted to accompany my music creation, and I was very lucky to have spent some time in Tokyo at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) where I found Alexis André and his singular visual world. Sony CSL with Alexis have conceived and developed an algorithm generating the endless flow of ever-evolving graphics, which like the music is never ending, nor repetitive.
The algorithm and audio engine that orchestrates the music of the EōN App have been engineered by Alexis Zbik & Vianney Apreleff from BLEASS after we defined the rules of the system together."
Conceived & Composed by Jean-Michel Jarre
Digital graphics by Alexis André of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL)
Music algorithms & audio engine powered by BLEASS
Produced by Aero Productions
There's no official video for this, which seems like an obviously missed opportunity. The only thing I could find on it is this press conference coverage by servicesmobiles. You can see Jean-Michel using the app at 5:30.