By Chantine Akiyama, MIT Media Lab.
Today we’ve got a recap of a recent trip Tod and the team took to Detroit two weeks ago.
Akito from the Media Lab, who is an expert at our Hyperscore software, conducted a couple of Hyperscore workshops while he was there, one at the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS), and another at Crescendo Detroit. We also checked in on our Hyperscore exhibit at the Michigan Science Center, where anyone can come and use the software.
DAAS is a K-8 educational community located in the heart of downtown Detroit, founded in 1997 by Rev. Jim Holley, Ph.D, who held a desire and vision to create an innovative educational center that met the needs of the children of Detroit and its surrounding communities.
At DAAS, Akito got to give seven students ages 10-14 a Hyperscore tutorial where he showed them how to create rhythms and melodies using the software’s visual interface. Soon enough, the kids were were off and on their way to making beautiful masterpieces of their own.
Hyperscore Pieces Composed by Students from Four Forest School Tod Machover’s “A Symphony for Lucerne”
1. A Rainy Luzern Night
Shemija, Leopold, and Sara
2. Buzy Luzern Street
Rayan, Johana, and Rebecca
Hyperscore Pieces Composed by Students from Moosmatt School for Tod Machover’s “A Symphony for Lucerne”
1. Der pfeifende Polizist
Carlos Correia Isidoro
Hyperscore Pieces Composed by Students from Musikschule Luzern for Tod Machover's "A Symphony for Lucerne"
1. Stuttering Stammering Spluttering Susan
2. Donkey March
Lea Schaffner and Vera Stöckli