Holon info

INSTALLATION

1. Install Holon from the Apple App Store. 

2. Please grant all the requested permissions, the location-based content won’t work otherwise. 

It’s important that you grant the location request “Allow While In Use” or “Always Allow”, when prompted. 

3. Place phone in a pocket, wear headphones and go outdoors. Since the technology relies on GPS (satellite) coverage, you’ll need to be outside for the app to work.

PS. When not using, turn Holon off to conserve battery (press the big button). 

COVERAGE

PLEASE NOTE: Holon only works in the following locations*:

Albuquerque

Amsterdam

Antwerp

Auckland

Austin

Barcelona

Berkeley

Bath

Beirut

Berlin

Brighton

Bristol
Brussels

Cambridge

Canary Islands

Cardiff

Cebu City

Chicago

Copenhagen

Coventry

Dublin

Düsseldorf

Edinburgh

Farnham

Fuengirola

Ghent

Helsinki

Hilfersum

Ho Chi Minh City (District 1)
Hong Kong

Ibiza

Johannesburg
Kouvola

Kuala Lumpur 

Lahti

Lausanne

Leeds

Leuven

London (Central, Chelsea, City, Olympic, Alexandra Palace)

Luxembourg
Madrid
Medway (UK)
Milan

Monaco

Montreal

Munich

NYC (Manhattan)

Oxford

Palo Alto

Paris (Rive Gauche, Louvre, Eiffel)

Portland (OR)
Prague

Quebec City

Rome

Rotterdam

San Francisco
Sevilla

Sheffield
Stafford (UK)
Stockholm (City)

Swansea

Tallinn

Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Chiyoda)

Toronto

Torremolinos
Vancouver BC & Sunshine Coast

*limited coverage, please see map below for details.

Please request coverage of your location by using this form.

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ABOUT HOLON

Holon is an auditory AR app for city-wide, ubiquitous, interactive music that is driven by the activity of listeners and their interactions with the environment. Holon can measure proximity to amenities, such as benches, bins, post boxes, shops, cafes and so on, effectively turning them into musical emitters and modulators. 

 

Requirements are an iPhone and a data plan (amount of data is low). Headphones or in-vehicle audio are needed for perceptual feedback (AirPods Pro recommended with transparency mode). 

 

Holon works best when used passively, by placing the phone in a pocket. This helps the software to detect coupled body movements. The tempo of the music is synchronised to your step rate (this may take 10 seconds of continuous walking to be calculated). 

 

Musical sequences and events are created from geospatial data and environmental data in real time. Directions, time of day and the position of the Sun/Moon all influence the music in various ways. For example, cloud cover can determine the musical scale, while activity/speed might trigger notes. 

Holon is built on the Holonic platform for geospatial musical computing and available as a whitelabel solution for B2B clients. We can now provide a limited number of artists early access to our content tools on request.

Inquiries: info@holonic.systems