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Interactive Multimedia Environment for Technology Enhanced Music Education and Creative Collaborative Composition and Performance

Objective

European music educational institutions need to increase their efficiency while reducing costs, to be more attractive and effective and to provide a wider access. IT can offer innovative solutions by exploiting new pedagogical paradigms with cooperative and interactive self-learning environment, gesture interface and augmented instruments, with computer-assisted tuition in classrooms to offer technology-enhanced environment for ear- and practical-training, creativity-, analysis-, and theory-training, cultural navigation, ensemble playing, composition, etc. Music performance is not simply to play the right note at the right time. I-MAESTRO project aims to study and explore all the relevant aspects in order to produce methods and tools for music education with innovative pedagogical paradigms, taking into account key factors such as expressivity, interactivity, gesture controllability and cooperative-work among participants.

The capabilities of the results will be validated and assessed with a set of tools and methodologies:
(i) innovative tools for music courseware production;
(ii) interactive and creative tools for music training in different environments such as classrooms and cooperative work, on different devices such as PC and Tablet-PC;
(iii) assessment and pedagogical models for music training.

The validation and demonstration activities will be performed during regular music training courses in major European Institutions. Project outcomes include an exploitation plan to transform the demonstrators and the results into real products and services. This is highly achievable, particularly with the SME partners, including SIBELIUS, a world leader in music education tools, and the development of the MPEG Symbolic Music Representation (MPEG-SMR) standard.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Participants (9)

CITY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V0HB London
EXITECH S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Delle Regioni 265
50052 Certaldo (Fi)
FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA
Italy
Address
Via Vittoria 6
00187 Roma
FUNDACION ISAAC ALBENIZ
Spain
Address
C/ Barquillo N. 6-4 Dcha
28004 Madrid
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DE COORDINATION ACOUSTIQUE MUSIQUE - IRCAM
France
Address
Rue Saint Merri 31
75004 Paris
SIBELIUS SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
20-22 City North - Fonthill Road
N4 3HN London
STICHTING FNB
Netherlands
Address
Traverse 175
5361 TD Grave
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 6AH Reading
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze