If anyone here still have a doubt about the iPhone’s technical capability, you better start believing how powerful the iPhone can be. Can you imagine a musical ensemble, like an orchestra actually performing, producing music through the iPhone’s features?
Well, believe it or not folks but it’s actually true. This group of students from the University of Michigan have been learning to design, build and play instruments on their iPhones and they are about to perform live on Dec. 9. The group is under the tuttelage of computer scientist and musician Georg Essl who has always been fascinated with mobile phones and the idea of actually making them as musical instruments.
The idea is like this – the iPhone’s microphone, compass, GPS, wireless sensor, accelerometer, and touch screen features can actually be put into use to produce musical sound by performing various actions using the iPhone. These could either be running fingers across the iPhone screen, tilting or shaking it, and even blowing air into the mic. The last one has been proven to work with an iPhone app like the “ocarina”.
Having fun yet? Well, if you are anywhere near the University of Michigan on December 9, you might want to check out the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble. Their performance starts at 8 pm. But if you can’t make it, just watch the video we’ve attached here for you.
via 9 to 5 Mac