Scott Snibbe — Sound That Wants To Be Touched
When asked what he does for a living, Scott Snibbe tells people that he "designs useless programs." In reality, he spends much of his time thinking about how to revolutionize music. It is only in recent years that music has become a spectator sportÑsomething we watch and listen to rather than participate in through dance, playing instruments or song. With interactive digital programs and apps like Bjork's Biophilia, Snibbe aims to reconnect music with its audience, and in so doing, reconnect the audience with nature. The geometry in his work evokes basic natural systems; he believes that interacting with his programs should feel primarily satisfying. He argues that the gap between modern man and nature can, in fact, be bridged using technology. "People want to be creators," he says. His work allows people to participate in music; to be creators; and, in a way, to be a part of the music and the story it is telling.