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University of Regina Debuts Its iPad Orchestra Today [VIDEO]

by on December 9th, 2012

The University of Regina is set to debut its ‘iPad orchestra’ today, in a free concert at the Shubox Theatre on campus. Rebecca Caines, assistant professor in Creative Technologies at the University of Regina says her class of 12 students will be debuting their efforts today:

“Every iPad has the potential to be a piano, a violin, an experimental electronic device, a synthesizer – all of these different instruments and apps at the same time. So every iPad itself is an orchestra,”

Students in the class were given the option to develop a new iPad app or research and perform with the iPad. Eleven students opted to perform with the iPads while one lone student developed an app that modulates a violin with a special glove.

Ipad orchestra

The experimental class is described by Caines as “an interception between technological innovation and artistic practice.” Students will be using various apps to perform popular hits and scores, to showcase the potential of a new form of music making.

Check out the clip below of some students demonstrating their skills (Metro News Flash video; computer required):

Let us know if you were on campus and attended the concert.

[via MetroNews]

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  • yikes

    There are lots of cool musical stuff you can do with the iPad. The video attached to the article, unfortunately, does not represent that well. I hope that their final product will come out much better.

  • NC

    Damn these guys suck so hard!!