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Music making in the 21st Century at MSRI event

  1. May 07, 2010
  2. News at 11pm
  3. ABC-7 KGO-TV

The future of music was here today in Berkeley [at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute]. These musicians are using iPhones and the new iPad to make beautiful music together. It happened in a class led by Stanford Assistant Professor Ge Wang, founder and director of the University's Mobile Phone Orchestra and its Laptop Orchestra. He is also the co-founder of a start-up that creates what he calls "crazy musical experiences" on mobile devices.

"We've created applications like 'Ocarina,' which transforms your phone into a flute-like instrument you blow into phone to make music, to 'Leaf Trombone,' to an app that auto-tunes your voice."

The Laptop Orchestra's next full concert is June 2 at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Watch the ABC-7 KGO-TV News Story.