Electronic music icon Jean-Michel Jarre has launched his latest project, EōN: a music app which produces ‘infinite, ever-evolving music’, accompanied by a constant progression of organic visuals.
Using original musical elements composed by Jarre specifically for the project, the app creates a never-repeating and unique musical experience every time.
Priced at $8.99 / €9.99 / £8.99, the iOS app will be updated regularly with new features and will also be available to other platforms, including Android, in the near future.
The press release announcing EōN’s launch at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal today November 7) describes the app as ‘a never-ending album with a rich variety of tempo, tones, and rhythms’.
Upon completing his compositions for the app, Jarre approached SONY CSL’s researcher, Alexis André, to bring the music to life visually by creating intricate graphics.
The encoding and final algorithm was delivered by Alexis Zbik and Vianney Apreleff from French music tech company BLEASS who, with Jarre’s artistic direction, defined the rules of the app and how it orchestrates the music.
EōN produces an individual piece of art for every user. Users will be able to listen to music generated by EōN both online and offline as the algorithm and audio engine are built directly into the app.
Jarre also recently entered into a partnership with TheWaveVR to allow users to experience his latest album, Equinoxe Infinity, in virtual reality.
Jarre said “I named this project EōN as it best defines exactly what it is – an infinite musical and visual creation. Personally, I truly feel that EōN is one of my most exciting creative projects since my debut Oxygene.
“EōN is a never-ending, never repetitive, organic art-piece that will live and grow forever in everyone’s own singular space-time continuum, at the tip of their finger.”
SONY CSL’s Alexis André, added: “An audio-visual journey that transcends time… I could not think of a better challenge, and it’s been a priceless experience to bring the sounds of Jean-Michel Jarre to the screen.”
BLEASS co-founder Vianney Apreleff said: “EōN revolutionises the sheer concept of “recorded” music as we have always known it by immersing the listener in a timeless sonic (and visual) experience which has no start nor finishing note.
“It’s an immense honour for BLEASS and myself to be part of this new artform envisioned by Jean-Michel Jarre.