The Beatbugs are handheld rhythm instruments that allow creation, manipulation, and sharing of rhythmic motives through a simple interface. When multiple Beatbugs are connected in a network, players can share and develop each others' motives to form larger-scale compositions. In "Nerve" (a composition written for the Beatbugs in the framework of the Toy Symphony), players can choose between manipulating their peers' motives and entering their own, creating an evolving musical system driven by the interaction between the players' choices and the system's stochastic algorithm.