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23 October 2012, 11:09
New iPad and iPhone app Symphonica allows you to conduct an orchestra with just your fingertips.
Fancy yourself as the next Sir Simon Rattle or Gustavo Dudamel, but just can't put your iPad down to practice? A brand new iPad app might be just the thing you're looking for - Symphonica allows you to conduct an orchestra using your iPad.
In the game you take on the role of an aspiring conductor in a fictional city called Einsatz, where the object is to scale the various concert halls of Concerto Tower by showing your conducting prowess.
A series of swipes, flicks and other gestures on the iPad allow you to conduct a full orchestra in a variety of different pieces including works by Holst, Bizet, Elgar and more.
The orchestra will respond to your ability to tap and gesture to the music in time, the idea being to progress through the various concert halls. Whether it will encourage a new breed of tech-savvy conductors to emerge and depose the old guard remains to be seen, but Symphonica is certainly more edifying than Fruit Ninja.
Find out more about the app.