This app allows you to draw songs in the air

Fancy yourself a conductor of music? SoundTracer is an app that helps you find a song in a digital library by “drawing” it in the air with your phone.

Wait–what?

You should know this is strictly experimental at the moment, a project of The University of Oslo. All you have to do is move your iPhone or iPad through the air in a way that matches a song’s rise and fall in pitch. This video explains how it works. Good luck with the Norwegian. (Failing that, read more here.)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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