If we were to run a contest, challenging developers to come up with a clever name for their app which uses all the 26 letters of the English alphabet … then this Austrian dude, Jörg Piringer, would be the big winner. No, Jörg’s iPhone app is not “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog” … he got straight to the point and released … abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
Besides having an obnoxiously loveable name, the best part is that abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (FFFFUUUU for making us spell that out) is not even a word game or some type of etymology (look it up – we did) app. Nope … it’s a freaking “sound toy”. You see, Jörg, is what they call, a sound geek … or as he puts it, a “sound poet”. Dude is a member of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and the Vegetable Orchestra (no clue) … so the result of all his musical madness is an extremely bizarre, one of a kind, iPhone application.
Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (you bastard Jörg) is sort of like an interpretive dance performance, but with letters. The app’s description reads, “create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes.” … huh? … yeah, it’s really hard to describe – just watch Jörg’s demo video below.
Jörg swears up and down that he does not take drugs … but watching his video, really makes us question this claim. We guess abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (you suck bro!) is pretty cool … but since we are completely sober at the time of this writing (please, no wiseass remarks), we simply cannot get a grip on this visual concept of flying letters and corresponding sounds. Sound geeks … feel free to chime in (see what we did there?) with your opinion.