The love affair between music and technology is no longer as taboo as it was in the Napster days. From the early adopter who went out to cash in on their cell phone upgrade just to get the Jay-z endorsed Samsung phone for the Magna Carta Holy Grail App Album or if you’re the novice techie still trying to figure out how to delete that random U2 album off your cloud, we have another artist inspired hack to add to the list.
Meet Christian Scott a New Orleans native with legendary roots in the jazz game and the new age pioneer of the Stretch Music movement, a jazz rooted genre blind musical form that attempts to stretch jazz’s rhythmic melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible.
In the fall of 2015 Scott released his debut album Stretch Music which was accompanied by a interactive Stretch Music App. The first app of its kind that allows budding musicians to completely control their practicing, listening and learning experience by customizing the player to fit their specific needs and goals. By controlling the customized audio channels of every instrument on the recording, musicians are able to build the perfect environment to play over. The app has the ability to mute, solo, pan and fade any instrument chosen along with tempo control, looping and sheet music for each part. Stretch Music delivers quick, interactive audio to create a compelling educational experience for efficient learning while simultaneously acculturating developing musicians into the new style of creative improvisation and expression. Peep the private demo of Christians Stretch Music App below hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh Nc and Innovate Your Cool.