Conceived by Peter and developed by Real World Studios in partnership with Great Fridays, Gabble traverses the traditional boundaries of language. Unique, fun and free, Gabble gives everyone the opportunity to chat with friends old and new by creating whole sentences from a huge library of images, animations and illustrations. Start a conversation and who knows how far and wide it could go...
"I'm convinced we will soon learn to use multimedia as a basic tool for person-to-person communication," says Peter, "which is why our idea was to create a universal visual language that replaces words and phrases."
Every Gabble user - or Gabbler - has access to a central library of still and moving images to use in conversations and get their message across. The possibilities are endless - from friends and family who just want a chat with a difference to a clever translation tool that helps people who don't share a common language.
To be in with a chance of winning a signed So box set, head on over to the 'So... Gabble' competition page. If your gabble is in the top three highest number of likes on the last day of the competition, you'll win a box set.
Recreate your own stop-motion scene from the iconic 'Sledgehammer' video using the 'Grab Your Sledgehammer' App on Peter's Facebook page. The app allows you to pick a scene from the music video, record a re-creation or upload an existing YouTube clip and vote for the best submissions.
The most liked submission will get their hands on a TDKperformance Wireless Boombox & limited edition signed Peter Gabriel artwork. The top 30 runners up will get a 'Sledgehammer' poster.
Peter's Full Moon message for October, 2012.Get more info, view in HD, comment and watch more videos 29 October 2012 at 11:12pm
In October 1987 the worldwide tour of 'So' arrived in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lykabetos, overlooking Athens. Recorded and filmed over three nights, the Athens shows provide a fascinating document of those heady times.
In 2012, 25 years later, producer Ben Findlay was given the assignment to restore and remix the audio recorded at Athens. Simultaneously, 150 reels of original 35mm film negatives have also undergone months of painstaking scanning, restoration and editing work.
After 25 years Peter Gabriel wanted to see if the archives held enough material to recreate the full 1987 concert experience. Ben was tasked with sifting through all the original analog multi-track tapes, making the transfers of the audio to the digital world and, if it existed, mixing the relevant material - using all the digital world can bring to get the best out of the original analog recordings.
In an interview with Society of Sound, Ben Findlay explains the process. Society of Sound members have the opportunity to download selected tracks from the concert in 24 bit studio quality, available for a limited time until November 6th.