Blowin' in the Phone

Feature

Friday, August 14, 2009

The blockbuster iPhone app called Ocarina lets you play music by blowing into the phone. Its inventor, Ge Wang, thinks that the more people playing music, the better; but even he is a little nervous about the impact of technology on people's lives. Produced by Angela Frucci.

An Ocarina performance of Stairway to Heaven

    Music Playlist
  • Kids (MGMT cover)
    Artist: The Mentalists
    Album: Oracular Spectacular
    Label: see Youtube

Contributors:

Angela Frucci

Comments [2]

Blake from Brooklyn

I work for Vimeo.com and we see thousands of amazing videos and art made predominantly with iPhone's and low-fi cameras. Here is a piece in a running series I make - http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks#5540307

Blake
Community Director - Vimeo.com

Aug. 31 2009 10:49 AM
Greg from Pittsburgh, PA

Very cool mix of art and technology in the app and terrific talent in the performance. Won't replace the original ;-) , but as any interpretation it has it's value and merits. Nice!

Aug. 16 2009 11:03 AM

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