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Plaid Announce New Track 'Tether' with Web App

April 23, 2014
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Plaid are pleased to announce “Tether”, a new track taken from forthcoming album Reachy Prints. The duo (Ed Handley and Andy Turner) have collaborated with jonobr1 (Google Creative Lab, patatap.com) to create a web application that visually interprets the sonic intricacies of the track.

“Tether” is accompanied by a series of graphic shapes that gradually evolve as the music progresses; you can manipulate what you hear by clicking and dragging your mouse - or, if watching on your smartphone or tablet, by touching the screen.

The application combines technologies that make the web a unique medium. With three basic tools - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - Tether uses the familiar in order to explore the horizons of the web — including SVG, Canvas, WebGL, and WebAudio. Check out our findings on the open sourced repository.

Watch and take part in the video at tether.plaid.co.uk

The project follows previous collaborations with Evan Boehm (Nexus Interactive Arts) and The Creators Project for interactive short film The Carp And The Seagull, alongside a more recent collaboration with Bruno Zamborlin for innovative new instruments Mogees.

Pre-order Reachy Prints at Bleep http://smarturl.it/h3ucqn // Amazon (Vinyl) http://smarturl.it/kdkk6i // iTunes http://smarturl.it/4sh6cx
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