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Monday, December 7, 2009

Computer Nerds At Band Camp

Posted by Andrew R Tonry on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM


Or, Stanford University's iPhone Orchestra. They play all kinds of things—like winds, pianos, chimes—creating bigger compositions. Apparently the Orchestra does a version of "Stairway To Heaven," but watch the crowd in the video (not embeddable) and they don't seem too amused. But the conductor has a point:

Ge Wang, the assistant professor of music who leads the two-year-old Stanford group, says the iPhone may be the first instrument — electronic or acoustic — that millions of people will carry in their pockets. “I can’t bring my guitar or my piano or my cello wherever I go, but I do have my iPhone at all times,” he said.

These guys must think Guitar Hero is for pussies.

Read the full story, and see the video here


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