On the 8th Jan 2013 a new app called MusicTiles will be available from the Apple App store. MusicTiles will allow everybody to create Peter Gabriel music, transforming music fans from passive listeners to active performers.
The MusicTiles app allows everybody – novices, musicians, and expert composers – to remix songs in a playful manner using virtual modular tiles. In a 25-years celebration of the iconic So album, Peter granted RoboProfessor Henrik Hautop Lund unparalleled access to his multi-tracks and stems to create a So 2.0 experience that allows fans to create MusicTiles mixes.
The MusicTiles app ships with Red Rain (original remix), Red Rain (industrial) and Big Time (electronica) mixes and offers ‘In-App Purchase’ access to the entire So album in MusicTiles format – including Sledgehammer, In Your Eyes and Don’t Give Up. MusicTiles also offers access to three new versions of each song from So in different styles (e.g. original, electronica & industrial) for users to play with and develop according to their own individual taste. By simple constructions with modular tiles on the iPhone or iPad, you can create new versions of the songs dependent on where and when the modular tiles are put together.
“I have always loved the idea that music and art should be fully open media from which no-one is excluded. They are languages that anyone can learn to speak and definitely not the exclusive province of the high priests armed with ‘Talent ‘.” Peter