Review: Bluebrain – “Listen to the Light: Central Park”
It was really quite something. To be able to walk around Central Park, and allow your experience to be soundtracked based on your location. Beautiful strings washed over you near the tall trees and luxurious apartment views by The Lake. You could hear boat paddles mixed in with lush synth and piano. The piano, was actually my favorite part. So subtle and very New York. A sound that gave you a sense of poise and purpose. Music that moved your curiosity just enough to force you to keep walking.
One of the more haunting moments of the album/app was when you approached the Obelisk, Cleopatra’s Needle. The music shook you at your core and generated this feeling that at any moment, aliens were going to descend and scoop us all up. And that is what the app did. It took you further into the experience of Central Park. I hate to say… but our generation has a tough time just enjoying a nice walk in the park. This sort of music technology works to push people out of their homes and experience one of the most beautiful urban parks in the country with a great soundtrack.
OK… I can rant and rave and take up inches of column space on our blog, but the truth is, you have to experience it. Just like a normal music album or song, everyone experiences this differently. But, since there is the added variable of location, there is literally an endless number of different compositions that can develop. Please check out “Listen to the Light: Central Park” or if you are in DC check out the album/app for the National Mall.