Engage Plus: Experiencing live orchestral music through technology

Lead Research Organisation: University of Dundee
Department Name: Education and Social Work Office

Abstract

Engage Plus: Experiencing live orchestral music through technology

Publications

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Title Live Orchestral Performance sync'd to live gameplay of Minecraft (Glasgow) 
Description Servers and thematic content that facilitates Minecraft gameplay being sync'd to a full orchestral performance in real-time. These performances will form part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's community engamement calendar. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The RSNO concerts are intended for primary school children aimed at enriching their understanding of music and the orchestra. Extra layers of interactivity are being piloted to explore whether the inclusion of games (via Minecraft), and greater audience participation will be beneficial and feasible as a long-term option. 
 
Description Association of British Orchestras Education Managers Meeting (Opera North, Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning and Engagement representatives from orchestras across Britain meet to discuss industry developments, keep informed with best practice and explore new ideas in orchestral music learning/engagement. I attended with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) to discuss my reseach and gain insight from practioners who specialise in orchestral music engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Audio Engineering Society Research Event (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of three invited to present to the Audio Engineering Society in Scotland, presenting my research with direct questions and a panel at the end. The event was attended by students, engineers and other individuals with an interest or involvement in the proffesional audio industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Notes from Scotland Orchestral Composers Event (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshops about digital creativity with music, initially exploring simple web-based generative music ideas and culminating in a deeper exploration of dynamic music composition tools and techniques for videogames.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019