A brand new version of music app BITWaves will be launched on Saturday 24th February. BITWaves2 has been designed and programmed by Stian Remvik at BEK. The app was commissioned by BIT20 Ensemble for their composition project Let’s Compose! The launch event will take place at Bergen Public Library, where Remvik will demonstrate the app with BIT20 Ensemble’s Ole André Farstad. The audience will be able to experiment with sound recording, composing and playback. Bring your own phone or tablet!
BITWaves2 allows you to record sound and play audio by moving your fingers across the screen. With the new version, you can also play polyphonic sound by using several fingers at once. Moving your fingers across the screen, you can make the sounds become lower and slower. What does the clinking of a wine glass sound like when it transforms into something deep and slow? In this version, it is now possible to create compositions, play them and save them.
BITWaves2 adds to the world of personal composing and playback, because the software offers you an intuitive interface that is responsive to touch, rather than being controlled by a grid. Even if you cannot read music or play an instrument, this music app lets you create music with sound that you make yourself and that is found in our everyday surroundings.
The music app BITWaves was developed in 2015 by Stian Remvik for BIT20 Ensemble, to be used in composition projects and music production. BITWaves2 has been financed by BIT20 Ensemble, and is primarily intended for learning programmes directed towards children and young people. The app is free and will be downloadable for both iOS and Android devices.