After reading Damon Krukowski's review in Art Forum
of Brian Eno's latest venture in atmospheric composition, I rushed right over to the iPhone Apps store and bought my very own copy of Bloom. Bloom is an interactive compositional piece by Eno and Peter Chilvers made exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch.
I've spent hours over the last two days creating and enjoying the recurring and "evolving" loops that you create by tapping the iPhone's screen. Each tap becomes a blooming dot of color as well as a piano note in your composition. While Krukowski analyzes the minimalist musical considerations, I love the improvisational instrument where every note sounds good.
It will cost you $3.99 for all this fun. If you don't have an iPhone, I'd advise you to buy it for a friend who has one (just be sure you get playing rights!).