App Development

Tonality Systems Press is now developing apps for art and music. Our first project has been an app for Saltaire Arts Trail 2013, which had a very positive reception upon its launch in May, and was widely downloaded over the course of the festival.


The Saltaire Arts Trail 2013 app is the first part in what is envisaged as a two-year long project. This year we put in place an architecture for geolocation, delivering artist information and media playback. The Arts Trail will be taking a break for 2014, but we hope to be back in 2015, extending the platform to realise a virtual sound installation across the streets of Saltaire, combining sonic arts, oral narrative and new music.

…a definite highlight of this years event.
– James Bywood, Saltaire Inspired

This year we couldn’t resist experimenting with some new music within the app, bringing in our friend jazz pianist Matt Robinson to play from a suite of specially composed music by Nigel Morgan to accompany the exhibition of textile artist Alice Fox.

To access the new music of Gifts from the Pavement using the Saltaire Arts Trail 2013 app, click on the magnifying glass, tap Exhibitions, tap Alice Fox – Gifts from the Pavement, then tap the weblink button on the right hand side of the screen.

Download the Saltaire Arts Trail 2013 app at the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

Tonality Systems Press’ Phil Legard has also been developing apps for geolocated sound playback in the domains of sonic art and oral history. Android users are invited to explore Almias (virtual sonic installation for Almscliffe Crag, North Yorkshire) and the Holbeck Audio Walk (a Leeds-based oral history tour in collaboration with Simon Bradley).