At USF, iPad quintet Touch looks to create an interactive concert experience
Touch is one band that's proud to be playing flat.
As in, the flat screens of iPads, which the quintet from USF's school of music will use as musical instruments in concert Friday at the USF Concert Hall, thanks to musical apps from the Apple Store. But don't think this will be another laid-back, head-nodding DJ set or electronica show — we're talking a full-blown rock concert, with laser lights, video screens, interpretive dance and moments of bona fide audience participation.
Touch member David Williams, associate professor of music education, said redefining the classic concert hall experience — a recital on traditional instruments — is the object here, in part to show learning to play can be accessible to small groups with new methods. But it will still be familiar to the audience, and not just because it will feature music ranging from the Troggs to Norah Jones.