Rhythm Band Instruments, makers of the pitched hollow plastic tubes called Boomwhackers®, are donating over 4,000 instruments this year to “MP3 Experiments” around the country for Make Music Day.
Mp3 Experiments are free, open-to-the-public, participatory audio adventures created by Improv Everywhere. Attendees download a smartphone app and listen to synchronized secret instructions in a public space via headphones. In a special collaboration for Make Music Day, ten cities will debut MP3 Experiment #14 to be performed on Boomwhackers, with between 50 and 2,000 players at each event (listed here). Passersby will be taken by surprise as a new music score is created before their eyes!