The guys from CCRMA (Computer Research in Music and Acoustics from Stnaford University, the acronym is pronounced like karma) they ever surprise uswith amazing gadgets and innovations. This time I won’t explain an innovative design, because there is already a lot of people making music with iPhones, Androids and smartphones in general. The interesting thing is the constitution of a musical orchestra with iPhones like a musical interfaces, and of course the resultant performances and experiments could be very innovative and interestings.
Ge Wang, director of the Mobile iPhone Orchestra (MoPhO), say that “mobile phones are becoming so powerful that we cannot ignore them anymore as platforms for creativity”. Michael Berger, one of the musics ot the MoPhO and a doctorate student in the CCRMA, says that the concept is “postmodern, in a sense, because it’s using a device that was not designed to make music and using it as a musical interface.”
You can see here one of the videos you can search in Youtube. The interesting thing is that shows Ge Wang professor playing an electronic ocarina, for me a very nice and interesting example of a musical interface.