The Partial Observer published an article of mine today which examines some of the techno inspired gadgets musicians use in their professional lives. Even music cases have come a long way in recent years, did you know you can buy a violin or viola case with a Tropicalization upgrade or hidden compartments? And how about having a dedicated pocket for your MP3 player with cut outs for the headphones?
Even conductors get to play with some neat toys as they can pretend they’re in a Star Wars movie when they use a lighted baton in an orchestra pit (I wonder if they would be predisposed to join the light or the dark side or the Force?).