In the METRIC: Synthetica app, animated features of surrealist landscapes produce an infinity of musical sequences. When fans touch these landscapes, they change instrument, timbre, tempo, and sequence to produce original metric-inspired Metric musical creations. The design of the app was inspired by the surrealistic work of Superstudio, a late 1960s Italian architecture collective spearheaded by Cristiano Toraldo and Adolfo Natalini whose conceptual architecture promoted the harmony of people, nature and technology. Metric was heavily inspired by Superstudio’s imagery during the writing of the Synthetica album. Snibbe Studio sought to bring the Superstudio to life and create a direct, intuitive and engaging interface to remixing music that breaks down the typical barriers of software aimed solely at audio professionals.
Director Scott Snibbe
Producer Ahna Girshick
Executive Producers Hugo Vereker and Mathieu Drouin
Engineering Graham McDermott
App Audio Designer Noah Bennett Cunningham
Visual / Interaction Designers Sean Monroe, Pirate Vereker, Ahna Girshick, Natalie Johnson, Ellias Fullmore, Justin Ponczek
Artwork For “Youth Without Youth”, “Speed The Collapse”, “Breathing Underwater”, “Lost Kitten”, “The Void”, “The Wanderlust” and “Reflections #6” Adapted With Permission From Works By Superstudio.
Artwork For “Artificial Nocturne”, “Dreams So Real”, “Synthetica”, and “Reflections #5” Adapted From Album Artwork By Justin Broadbent.
Special Thanks To Myles Grosovsky
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