Thicket app

What is Thicket?

Developed by Interval Studios, Thicket is an audiovisual playground for iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches. For users of all ages, this generative art and sound app immerses you in song-like audiovisual pieces called modes. When “playing” a mode, you both react to and create the music and graphics that you experience. Each mode is its own art generator, interactive toy, instrument, even performance tool depending on how you use it. And with new modes to be developed and released every few months, Thicket functions an expandable platform in the exciting new genre of handheld interactive art.

App store link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thicket/id461778014?mt=8

videos (HD versions available upon request):

overall preview video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUw79YA71pg

cut whispers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdhQuH1fBWs

grass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNcSXVkvS4

remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWaQNql-lOY

sinemorph:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX5xk6HsCVE

cathedral:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4A2XFe69AE

scary ugly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf7PNsU2MF8

love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqvGnYplTx8

Thicket:Scary Ugly  (iPad and iPhone)

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_3115_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_3115.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Cut Whispers

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5368_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5368.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Remember

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5516_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5516.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Remember

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5622_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5622.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Sinemorph

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4846_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4846.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Grass

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5496_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_5496.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Love

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/Love_pr_HR_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/Love_pr_HR.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Scary Ugly

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4962_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4962.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Sinemorph

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4932_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4932.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket:Cathedral

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4890_sm.jpg

highres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4890.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket title

lowres:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4925_sm.jpg

hires:

http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicket/press/DSC_4925.jpg

photo by: Interval Studios

Thicket headshot (Joshue Ott left, Thicket right)

high res link: http://apps.intervalstudios.com/thicketclassic/press/joshue_ott-and-Thicket-photo_by_Rebecca_Black.jpg

photo by: Rebecca Black

Interval Apps Web site:

intervalapps.tumblr.com

Press Release:

Interval Studios Thicket App Becomes an Expandable Platform for Interactive Art

Brooklyn, NY, December 21, 2011 - Interval Studios, which dazzled the mobile app world last year with its pioneering audiovisual playground, Thicket, has re-cast the Thicket brand as an expandable platform for interactive experimental art.

According to Interval’s Joshue Ott, the visuals half of Thicket’s development team, “we realized that we had quite a lot more to say in the brand new genre of handheld interactive art. Morgan Packard and I love creating these simple statements on how gesture, picture and sound can all come together. It’s part of our regular artistic practice, and we needed a way to regularly share the exciting stuff that we’re coming up with.”

The original release of Thicket, now renamed to Thicket:Classic, was a collection of five related “modes” which users activated by rotating their device to different orientations. “That worked great with five modes”, says Ott, “but we wanted to keep adding to what we had started”.

The Thicket reboot, developed specifically for the iPad, features a “Mode Selector” menu with room to grow, as well as a mode store where users can purchase new modes as they are released. Users will be able to preview new modes before they purchase them, viewing recordings of the modes being played by their authors.

About Interval Studios

Interval Studios creates engrossing, beautiful, visceral interactive art with a focus on the interaction of image and sound. Interval’s app portfolio includes the popular Thicket:Classic and snowDrift, as well as a co-developement credit on the massively successful Falling Stars. Founded in 2006 by visualist Joshue Ott, Interval creates next-level visual and audio experiences for mobile devices, concert halls, and anything in between.

BIO JOSHUE OTT:

Joshue Ott is the creative technologist behind iOS apps Thicket:Classic, snowDrift, and Falling Stars as well as the live performance program superDraw. He is part Visual Artist/Animator, part Programmer, and spends his time riding the line between these two disciplines. Ott has performed live using his creations in venues world-wide including Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Mutek festival in Montreal.

BIO MORGAN PACKARD:

Morgan Packard is the musician, composer and programmer behind Thicket’s sound. After ten years of composing electronic music, releasing well-recieved albums, and performing laptop sets all over the world using his custom software, he decided to focus his artistic efforts on interactive music. In the role of artist as well as that of software developer he is a designer of processes, and sees the lines between the two often blurring to the point of invisibility.

THICKET: KEY FACTS

Description

Developed by Interval Studios, Thicket is an audiovisual playground for iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches. For users of all ages, this generative art and sound app immerses you in song-like audiovisual pieces called modes. Each mode is its own art generator, interactive toy, instrument, even performance tool depending on how you use it. Thicket functions an expandable platform in the exciting new genre of handheld interactive art.

Platform

iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Price

Free, includes one mode (Sinemorph), others available via in app purchase for .99 each.

Release Date

December 21, 2011

What’s New

The new Thicket is an expandable platform for interactive audiovisual art. It comes with one fully-functioning mode and offers six additional modes available for purchase.

-        Mode selector menu

-        Share interface

-        Preview new modes before purchase; viewing demo recordings of the modes  being played by their creators.

Publisher

Interval Studios

Category

Music,  Art, Entertainment, Generative Art, Generative Sound, Kids App

Size

17 MB

Previous Version

Thicket: Classic

-        Apple’s Top 10 Generative Art & Sound list

-        Multiple times listed on Apple Staff Favorites list

Thicket: Classic is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Website

http://intervalapps.tumblr.com/

Contact Information:

Email

thicket@intervalstudios.com

Phone

Interval Studios (Joshue Ott)

(917) 727-6105

Twitter

@thicketapp