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Smartphone Orchestra

Meet: Marieke Nooren (NL)


How do you compose one large piece of music with a thousand smartphones? Working with composers and music technologists, WildVreemd‘sMarieke Nooren created a special composition which premiered at the Lowlands Festival in 2016. A piece of music, in which each smartphone played first fiddle, thanks to clever technology and a whole new take on composing. A nice counterbalance to the condemnation of smartphones. Thanks to the orchestra, for one short moment people weren’t on their own little island staring at their phones, but sharing a special moment – together. This proves that modern technology can, after all, bring people closer together. Pull up a chair next to Marieke and hear all the ins & outs of the making off.

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Round 2 | Table 7: Playful Tech