international symposium


10. and 11. March 2017 in Berlin

forms and perspectives of musical practices with apps

The international symposium MOBILE MUSIC IN THE MAKING (#MMM2017) took place between 10th and 11th March 2017 at the Berlin University of the Arts, organized by the Research Center for Mobile Music Making & App Music (RCAM).
The goal of the conference was to establish an intensive and interdisciplinary discussion about the relation of music, education and technology. Our vision is to create a place for deep discussions, finding new collaborations and getting in touch with new players.
A creative space for musicians, educators, sound artists, music technologists, scientists, developers and representatives of authorities, foundations and associations exploring inspiration and creativity for their work in the field of music and mobile apps.
The #MMM2017 is for those who are seeking an interactive exchange with others with regard to new musical forms, new apps, new hardware technology and innovative, expressive methods of sound making, performance and collaboration, musical and cultural education and much more. Interested parties of all disciplines are encouraged to participate; diverse and varied backgrounds often bring valuable eclectic elements into the collaborative mix.
The context of the international symposium #MMM2017 is a joint project (Touch:Music) of the Research Center for Mobile Music Making & App Music (RCAM) at the Berlin University of the Arts with the Federal Academy Wolfenbüttel and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Appmusicians integrate various mobile digital technologies into their practice to create new forms of contemporary music.


Developers play an important role in different practices of music making with apps. They continually explore boundaries of the technologically feasible, meet the needs of artists, educators, or present innovative, surprising ideas.


Pedagogues from the field of music, cultural and media education deal with questions of integrating mobile digital devices into formal music learning for various target groups.


Scientists conduct research on mobile music technologies with regard to questions of impact on learning, practices, meaning for people and technology innovation in society.


Institutions in most cases support mobile music projects. Institutional actors create frameworks (e.g. time and space) and financing opportunities.

and articles

Thursday March 9th, 2017


How does mobile music sound on stage? How suitable are mobile apps for live performances? Musicians place high demands on the functionality, the handling and the reliability of their instruments. Everything must develop at the moment, must be expressive and at the same time intimate. On the MMM2017, experienced appmusicians will present their different approaches in a joint concert. We are delighted to present you another highlight of the international symposium MOBILE MUSIC IN THE MAKING 2017. To show the range of possibilities for making music with apps, we asked the speakers who would like to […]
Wednesday March 8th, 2017

Apps Represented At The MOBILE MUSIC IN THE MAKING 2017

Meet the developers of great mobile music apps in person! They explain the concepts and they will give an outlook to new features and beta-versions. In this blog post we want to introduce you to the app developers that are involved into the #MMM2017. It is a pleasure for us to have them with their expertise at the event. That are: AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller zMors Modular zMors EQ zMors Elastic Drums vidibox – music & video mashup: VJ, DJ, musicians, movie makers Modstep, touchable, studiomux, midimux d(- -)b PlayGround • Music At […]