Jörg Piringer

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz for iPhone

Create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes. Dive into a micro world of sounds, movement and touch. But beware! Using this app might change your daily reading and talking experience.
“abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz for iPhone” is a sound toy, a performance tool and an art work in its own right. You can play with the letter-creatures, watch and listen how they interact with each other or use them to produce soundscapes like you would with an electronic musical instrument.
The work blends art, biology, fun and physics to create a unique, dynamic and interactive sound ecology. This app is the result of Jörg Piringer’s ongoing research of vocal sounds and their relation to dynamic typography in the form of performance, video and software art.

Jörg Piringer is a musician, poet and media artist living in Vienna, Austria. He is a member of the Vegetable Orchestra and the Institute for Transacoustic Research. He works as a freelance artist and researcher in the fields of electronic music, radio art, sound and visual.