Monday, May 27, 2013

This Orchestra Played 'Carmen' ... Using Smartphones and Tablets

What is a work of art in the age of mechanical digital reproduction?


On April 30, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra got together to do something utterly ordinary: play Georges Bizet's opera Carmen. One element made this performance slightly less ordinary, though: The orchestra played the entire opera using "instruments" made of smartphones and tablets. Led by conductor Libor Pesek, the performance feature 60 musicians making use of 227 different devices -- all of which were linked through wifi.

For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/this-orchestra-played-carmen-using-smartphones-and-tablets/276216/

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