TeamWork (2013), for Athletic Band with Fan Participation via Mobile Phone

with Nathan Weitzner, Yan-Ling Chen, Shaoduo Xie, and Weibin Shen

Duration: 2-4 minutes

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In Teamwork, an athletic band plays their team’s fight song at a sports game while the fans in the stadium use their mobile phones to continuously change the tempo and the dynamics of the performance. This creates a novel way for fans to engage with the band and with each other as they hear their team’s music.

TeamWork uses massMobile, a smartphone participation system developed at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. Its development was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a larger research project on musical improvisation in performance and education (NSF CreativeIT #0855758). It was written for the Georgia Tech Athletic Bands.

Performance History

Georgia Tech Pep Band, McCamish Pavillion, mens and women's basketball games on January 31, February 3, February 27, and February 28, 2013.