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.

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