while we’re busy promoting our current issue as well as already putting the finishing touches to our next, we have not forgotten that we still have a promise to keep: on the back cover of our issue #26 featuring Manfred Eicher of ECM Records, we hinted at an app for iPad ‘coming soon’. Soon is now, and we’re kind of chuffed to see our very first app available on iTunes as of now.
Manfred Eicher, you might remember, is the highly passionate mastermind behind the prestigious German jazz and classic label ECM Records. mono.kultur #26 featured a high-minded and challenging conversation, where Manfred Eicher talked with Bernd Kuchenbeiser about sound, silence and everything in between.
Our first mono.app features of course the same interview with the same impeccable layout, but even better: you can listen into excerpts of all the music that is being talked about, as well as view footage from films by Heinz Bütler, Manfred Eicher and Jean-Luc Godard, as well as documentary behind-the-scenes footage. All this beautifully translated into the digital environment by Atelier Bernd Kuchenbeiser and developed by Serum Network, with audio/visual material courtesy of ECM Records.
Even better still: since it’s our first, it’s entirely free.
Needless to say, it’s a sort of experiment for us – and will depend on your feedback whether mono.kultur makes sense in a digital format. We look forward to hearing your comments!
All our best,
PS: Please note that, since we believe in maximum reading pleasure, the app is for iPad only.