Goldsmiths experts have been testing musical technologies to work out which are the easiest to use, sound the best and can be used by people with learning disabilities to make the music that they want to make.
SoundLab is a collaboration between the EAVI group in the Department of Computing, award-winning creative arts company Heart n Soul, and Public Domain Corporation, a company providing interactive experiences and technology for the games and digital arts sectors.
From music apps that let you compose, DJ or play countless instruments with a fingertip, to those that make a voice sound amazing even if it’s not quite in tune, the SoundLab researchers have spent the last year rigorously testing iPhone/Pad, Android and web programmes.
On Wednesday 25 November they’re hosting a day of free, fun and interactive performance, debate and play sessions at Nesta (EC4A).
Whether you’re a technologist, artist, musician, teacher, health expert or policy maker, SoundLab Play Space is designed to bring different people together to get a new perspective on, and debate, the future of music making.
Participants will be able to experiment with top musical technology and talk to the developers who make it. There’ll be a chance to play in a digital pop-up band, watch live-performances, try out fantastic music-making apps, and take some home for free.
SoundLab has been funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, an initiative created by Nesta, Arts Council England, AHRC and the National Lottery.
Tickets for the SoundLab Play Space (4-6pm and 6-8pm) are free and available here.
Watch a video and find out more on the SoundLab website www.makeyoursoundlab.org
Contact Heart n Soul on 020 8694 1632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths
Find out more about the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths