iPhone Orchestra Hacks Touchscreen, GPS and Accelerometer to Create "Music"S

Dressed in the required blue jeans and black turtleneck, the world's first iPhone orchestra is staging a public performance next week as part of the University of Michigan's "Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble" course.

Each iPhone has been programmed to deliver a different sound when each function is used. The touchscreen, microphone, GPS, compass, wireless sensor and accelerometer have all been tinkered with, so Georg Essl, the lecturer/computer scientist/musician can turn the cacophony into something resembling music. We say "something" very loosely, as you can see from the video here. [Facebook via 9to5Mac]