PA-TA-TAP

This spring we’re in love with the artists’ inspired app PATATAP. The beautiful sound game is available both for iOS and Android (we paid 0,99 EURO) or online for free.

Designer Jono Brandel created it in collaboration with Japanese duo LULLATONE and is using the app in live performances and installations, e.g. this year at the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, too.

PATATAP offers a creative visual and acoustic play for ALL ages and with it’s simplistic design, refers to some of Frozenbanana’s favorite artists. Jono Brandel explains:

PATATAP is a portable animation and sound kit. With the touch of a finger create melodies charged with moving shapes. Whether its on your laptop, desktop, mobile phone, or tablet Patatap invites creators of all ages to engage the mind and senses in a different type of creation process.

The motivation behind Patatap is to introduce the medium of Visual Music to a broad audience. Artists working in this field vary in discipline but many aim to express the broader condition of Synesthesia, in which stimulation of one sensory input leads to automatic experiences in another. Hearing smells or seeing sounds are examples of possible synesthesia. In the case of Patatap, sounds trigger colorful visual animations.

The history behind the aesthetic expression of synesthesia arose from the paintings of Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky and the early videos of Viking Eggeling and Norman McLaren, to the contemporary animations of Oskar Fischinger and softwares of C.E.B. Reas. Patatap takes elements from all these visionaries and aims to present this concept in a direct way.

Try PATATAP live here (maybe you need to reload the page):


All images: © Jono Brandel via Patatap.com