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Ocarina 2009

Ocarina by Rose Butler

iPhone’s Ocarina allows users to transform their console into a wind instrument based on the original clay whistle or flute. As people around the world attempt to play you are able to listen online. Through GPS technology each player is located on a global map. Individual unfinished melodies of different cultural influence, skill and recognisability playback randomly across the internet. Impressive but clumsy the digital players lack any mastery and the instrument itself is homogenised by its digitality. The dislocated sound is ephemeral and has a lonely, eerie and hypnotic quality.