The world's first concert performed completely on an orchestra of iPhones will debut by the "Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble." Look for the free concert to be open to the public on Dec. 9th. R.C.J.
The "Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble" is based on a new course at the University of Michigan about electronics and musical instruments. The students who have designed and built their own iPhone apps, play the instruments together in an orchestra. The touch-screen, microphone, GPS, compass, wireless sensor and accelerometer have all been transformed into musical performance inputs that allow musicians to make different sounds by using their fingers on the touchscreen, voice in the mic, or gestures such as tilt or shake.