Mobile Phone Orchestra/NIME2008
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Title of the work
MoPhO: Mobile Phone Orchestra Suite (MoPhOrCC)
- MoPhO directors: Ge Wang, Georg Essl, Henri Penttinen
- composers: Ge Wang, Georg Essl, Jeff Cooper, Henri Penttinen
Institution or company
institution: CCRMA, with support from Deutsche Telekom and Nokia
660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305
Email (one e-mail contact per submission)
Year of composition
Duration of performance
16' - 20'
12 mobile phones (no external amplification)
Narrative description of the work
The Mobile Phone Orchestra is a new repetoire-based ensemble using mobile phones as the primary musical instrument. The MoPhO Suite contains a selection of recent compositions that highlights different aspects of what it means to compose for and perform with such an instrument in an ensemble setting.
Brief program note (250 words max) for inclusion in concert program / proceedings
The Mobile Phone Orchestra of CCRMA (MoPhO) presents an experimental ensemble suite featuring music performed on mobile phones. Far beyond ring-tones, these interactive musical works take advantage of the unique technological capabilities of today's hardware, turning phone keypads, built-in accelerometers, and built-in microphones into powerful and yet mobile chamber meta-instruments.