The 20-minute sessions aim to provide a compact insight into the practices of different specialists. Concrete (educational) projects, technologies and artistic approaches are discussed. A total of more than 40 sessions are planned for the MMM2017, which are partly parallel.
With mobile devices and apps we are provided with thousands of creative tools. On one hand these things provide a nearly unlimited number of possibilities. On the other hand it is hard to select the right tool. We lose our focus easily. As a creator this can be a massive problem. In the recent years of my activity I found on concept that heavily improved my creative output. I call it “Planned Fail. “Planned Fail” is the outcome of multiple situations where I tried hard to solve a problem. Late at night I sat in front […]
»Welche App sollte ich denn am besten für ein Appmusik-Projekt nehmen?« Derartige Fragen werden immer wieder gestellt, wenn es um die Vorbereitung von musikpädagogischen Angeboten geht. Die Antwort darauf ist zumeist unbefriedigend, da sie zumeist nur zeigt, dass eine Unmenge an Apps vorhanden sind, die potentiell genützt werden könnten. Dies führt nicht selten zu Irritationen und Verunsicherungen. Die Session geht der Frage nach, welche Konsequenzen die Entwicklungen digitaler Mobiltechnologien für die professionelle musikpädagogische Praxis haben. Vorgestellt wird dabei das TPACK-Modell, das einerseits Basis der empirischen Erforschung von Professionswissen bildet und andererseits die Möglichkeit der Reflexion zugunsten […]
Successful learning needs a sense of achievement, simple and fun exercises that motivate to learn languages. All of that is easily achieved through music apps and the use of tablets. Our children in refugee homes are always highly motivated by new surprises and the (small) achievements they are able to make. By using music apps they literally learn the new language playfully. We regularly upload audible results on to our SoundCloud account. That session provides an insight to our pedagogical work with music apps. Our successful many years of experience with the Learn-Experience-Programme gained new ideas […]
The connection of several tablets with audio and/or midi, as well as a microphone or instruments, can be tricky. What has been established in the computer world for a while now, can still be a challenge when it comes to the tablet: electric power supply, audio latency or different plugs (30-Pin, Lightning, USB-C, OTG). But perhaps it could all be done wireless? Beeing a musician (live/studio) and music teacher, I was able to gain experience since 2011 that I would be happyly to share with pros and cons, what works and what doesn’t work (yet). Problems […]
Everyone is talking about digitalization, grateful expected on one, terribly feared on the other side. But what is the core meaning behind the word digitalisation, what is the cultural technique we created, which is perceived as deliverance and doom at the same time? Thinking about digitalization, words like Social Media, Industry 4.0 e.g. come to our mind. But we need to open our understanding of the word in order make it clear and precise. In its core digitalization is the technique to reduce our world to the binary system. This reduction is widely seen as a […]
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Scenes from the practice: Six students produce their own water music with tablets in a summer campus. At a girls’ workshop, seven schoolgirls write and record their own songs.
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Polyjam aims to disrupt the global music industry by blurring the lines between artist and consumer, putting to bed the 20th century way of passively experiencing music, and bringing real musical participation back to a mass audience. We will change the perception of what it means to consume or create music in the modern era. Connect millions of people and create a more playful and cooperative society in the process. In the Polyjamer workshop Gad Hinkis will talk about the vision behind his project, showcase some of his tricks and tools, invite the visitors to join an app […]
In my session, I want to share the concept of my app vidibox. vidibox is an application developed for iOS devices that allows audiovisual remixing and sharing of interactive video projects. The engine powering vidibox can be used in a range of interactive video applications, from consumer-facing apps to tools for installation artists. Our current app delivers real-time music and video mixing from an intuitive interface that enables users to import, record and play audio and video tracks using a transparent drum pad. The interface is extremely easy to use, with a wide range of editing options. […]
Audiobus is a live audio routing platform for iOS. When designing the third iteration of it, we’ve had to deal with many issues stemming from the conflict between flexibility and ease of use. Check out this talk if you want to hear more about the design challenges we ran into and how we overcame them. This talk is aimed at seasoned iOS musicians or music app developers who are familiar with Audiobus, IAA, Core MIDI and other iOS-specific music technologies.
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… and How Mobile is the Key for Forward Thinking Controllers While sound technology has been steadily evolving since the 80s, the average studio still contains the same interface tools that they did 30 years ago. The average synth contains dozens of dimensions of tweak-ability yet only a single Mod Wheel for controlling them. And don’t get me started about vibrato… During this time we’ve had wind controllers, theremins, laser harps, touch ribbons, and other multi-dimensional expressive controllers yet somehow they’ve never fully taken hold. In this talk, we’ll explore the reasons why and demonstrates just […]
Audiobus 3 realizes complex MIDI routings in an easy and intuitive way. Musicians can route MIDI from app to app, but also from Hardware to Hardware. The combination of MIDI hardware and Music apps has never been simpler. In this talk I’m going to show how musicians can map multiple split zones of a master keyboard to different synth apps. Furthermore I’m going to show how to route MIDI controller apps to different sounds of a multitimbral synth. I’m also going to explain the concept of deactivating Local ON in your synthesizer to insert music app […]
For many people principle barriers to making music are the instruments themselves. In 2006 in partnership with NESTA a team from Edinburgh University set about creating a new kind of musical instrument. One that was designed for children, to support natural musicality in play and more specifically one that would be accessible to all children, including those with physical or learning disabilities. This was how Skoog was born. In 2009 Skoogmusic Ltd was formed and in 2010 they began shipping the first Skoog to customers around the world. Since then the team has continued to work […]
What does digital change look like in libraries? For music libraries, the digitization of notes and phonograms of own collections for copyright reasons is only possible with regard to very old manuscripts or historical phonograms. At the same time, libraries understand themselves as mediators in dealing with digital media. In support of this role, the Berlin Senate allowed the Berlin district libraries and the Central and State Library (ZLB) to purchase up-to-date hardware. Thus, a case full of iPads is in use for library tours. The lecture session will deal with a new format, which we […]
KREATIV KLANGSAFARI – a musical journey through the Elbphilharmonie On a sound safari through the Elbphilharmonie: we find exciting sounds not only in music on and behind the stage, but also in the walls of the brand-new concert hall. In this workshop, school pupils start off on an expedition with the aid of headphones and an iPad in small groups. Everything and anything they find acoustically interesting is recorded using a simple app. Then it is time to experiment with the sound material: according to the level of the school class, the school pupils learn all about […]
The berlin association app2music established as a strong partner in berlins cultural activities, supported by the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Forschungsstelle Appmusik. As a worldwide unique pioneer project, it offers new concepts in education. Backed up with digital tools app2music offers music classes and workshops with tablets claiming to change the culture in schools. Beside concepts and contents, we want to take a closer look at how the big team organizes themselves without traditional hierarchical structures and which communication tools are used to make the group work.
The “Real-Time Systemic Music” is the framework that fuel all Herrmutt Lobby’s creations for the past decade. From concert to education, from helping people with disabilities to turning a skateboard ramp into a musical instrument. RTSM changes the way music is thanked, written and played. RTSM is build for live and improvisation. In this session, Pascal (Lead of Innovation) will explain the framework, how it works, and will show real life examples.
The smartphone has a huge impact on our lives, but most people never stop and think about how they’re influenced by their phones. This might change after experiencing Close Call: a music theater show where the audience plays along with a bigband, using a specially designed musical app on their smartphones. But who’s in control, you or your phone? Close Call will play at festivals and at high schools and is to be premiered this September at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht, The Netherlands. In this Session composer Arthur Wagenaar and app-designer Laurens van der Wee will […]
AUM and Midiflow have become basic apps for every of my iOS music performances. In my session presentation, I will show you some possible fields of application of my everyday use. The mixing-app AUM can integrate all apps that support IAA or AU. They can be played with the integrated keyboard solo or together and tempo synchronized as well. Parameters, also in the applied AU-Apps, can be operated by Midi (also wireless) by remote control. Live recordings directly to the app Audioshare are possible. The app Midiflow provides midi data routing and “deflection” in almost every possible […]
In this workshop, I would like to show you how to use a eurorack modular system effective with my app zMors Modular in music projects. Topics: Interfaces: Midi, audio Handling triggers, gates, control voltages and audio Sync via MidiClock or Ableton Link Polyphony vs. paraphony Create drum patches
When writing music, the outcome is often restrained by the musical knowledge the composer has internalized well enough to be accessible in his individual workflow. The app Klimper addresses to overcome those restraints by integrating music theory into a sequencer, providing tools for harmonization as well as visual hints to support part writing tasks, for example. In this session, I will discuss the underlying concepts and demonstrate how Klimper supports an intuitive songwriting workflow.
Heart n Soul is a UK based charity specialising in developing artists with learning disabilities. Heart n Soul takes a completely artist-centered approach to removing barriers that artists can often face in developing their own creative practice. We do this by enabling our artists to experience the joy of achieving their own creative goals and helping them on their journey to make the kind of music they want. In this session I will give an overview of how Heart n Soul’s approach and ethos enables and empowers people with learning disabilities, both through the creative use […]
The netlabel Apptronica was founded by Clif Johnston in 2013. Martin Neuhold was a member of the team from the beginning. The goal of the label is being a platform for music produced on iOS devices. At the moment, Apptronica is changing from a netlabel to an artists community, interaction and international collaboration are very important to us. About 30 artists belong to our team, more than 100 albums have been released on bandcamp (apptronica.bandcamp.com) and on all major download and streaming portals. Also, we present mobile music on our monthly radio show on Modul 303. […]
Following the example of the project „My City, My Sounds“ (ZKM) students of the Hohenstaufen-Gymnasiums Kaiserslautern worked together with the DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz) within a Soundscape-Projekt concerning their hometown. They followed five work steps: 1. Collecting sounds with mobile devices 2. Process sounds with „Audacity“ 3. Create a database with „Ableton Live“ 4. Accessing the database with the App „TouchOSC“ and a LTE-modem 5. Presenting the musical products at the »Lange Nacht der Kultur 2016« inkluding a virtual fly over the town.
PlayGround is a new distribution platform for mobile interactive music. Each track in PlayGround is an instrument made of a set of sounds, a special interface and a set an algorithm made with the “Real-Time Systemic Music” framework. In this session, Pascal (Lead of Innovation) will explain to you PlayGround in greater detail. How it works and how it blurs the line between artist and public.
Mobile digital technologies as a musical instrument could provide a new low-threshold access to their own music for young people. In the coming years, the music schools in Schleswig-Holstein want to focus on their work with the “Digital Music School”. At the 21 publicly-promoted music schools organized in the Landesverband der Musikschulen in Schleswig-Holstein about 45,000 pupils are taught by 1,150 teachers. A special feature of the music schools in Schleswig-Holstein is its wide branch in 440 teaching centers and 21 own music school buildings. This means that digital networking is becoming increasingly important. The session […]
This session is an introduction to libpd – a mobile/embeddable version of the free, open source, graphical sound environment Pure Data. What is it? How do you start using it – as an end user, as a musician/composer, or as a developer? And what’s the state of tools that work with it? From one of the members of the core team.
In the last ten years we’ve seen enormous brands disappear (such as Nokia and Palm) and whole new categories of device emerge and take centre stage in the world of mobile music making. It’s safe to say that the one constant is change. So the question must be, where will the next big change come from? In this session I want to look at current trends in mobile music set against the events of the last decade. It will both be a chance to look back at the history, and also to extrapolate into the next […]
This session is held in german only. This session is about the iBand-Saar. The participants are given an insight into the application practice with the most severely handicapped pupils. It shows how barriers in the band are overcome with selected music apps, a color score concept and specially developed “Lemur playing surfaces”.With video excerpts, previous performance situations of the inclusive With video excerpts, performance situations of the inclusive app music band will be presented. Finally, the session gives an outlook on the future movement-driven, improvisational music of the iBand-Saar, in which case also the barrier “cable-bound […]