When music and technology collide

Is there anything the new iPhone can’t do? Apparently not. It can even be used, in combination, to form an orchestra of sorts.

That’s right, an iPhone orchestra. And one at Stamford, no less! The orchestra perform by using their iPhones with the Ocarina, which is an electronic musical instrument “sensitive to your breath, touch and movements”, and which also has inbuilt GPS functionality to allow you to locate and play with other users.  The orchestra describe thier performance technique:

MoPhO’s interactive musical works take advantage of the unique technological capabilities of today’s hardware and software, transforming multi-touch screens, built-in accelerometers, built-in microphones, GPS, data networks, and computation into powerful and yet mobile chamber meta-instruments.

There are a few videos from their most recent performance available for viewing over at Mashable.

There is also another group of iPhone performers, the Zaboura Eichstaedt Experience, who have staged a number of performances and are currently touring Germany. Check out their performance (12 iPhone performers with 2 drummers) which utilises another iPhone app. called Bloom, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers.


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