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‘Mobile Orchestra’ Lets Friends Play A Carol Together On Their Phones

‘Mobile Orchestra’ Lets Friends Play A Carol Together On Their Phones
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AKQA has teamed up with the Pacific Chamber Symphony to create an interactive experience that plays 'Carol of the Bells.'

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 december 2012

Agency AKQA has created the ‘Mobile Orchestra‘ to celebrate the holidays. Teaming up with members of the Pacific Chamber Symphony and music director Lawrence Kohl, the agency produced an interactive experience that lets anyone ‘play’ an instrument in a performance of Carol of the Bells through their mobile phones. The orchestra is synchronized through wi-fi and can be played with up to 12 people; to begin, one person needs to visit Mobile Orchestra on their computer to get a unique web address (www.mobileorchestra/7871, for example). Then, they’ll send the address to up to 12 friends and direct them to visit the site on their smartphone. As friends join the orchestra on their phones, the ‘conductor’ will see how many people have signed up to play on their computer. When everyone has joined, the conductor presses ‘play’ and everyone’s phones begin to play a different instrument.

When we tested it at PSFK, our devices really did play together in harmony (make sure you have your volume up!), with each instrument chiming in at the appropriate time in the song. Check out the Mobile Orchestra in action video below and start organizing your own orchestras:

Mobile Orchestra

 

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