Musicians and computer scientists from University of Sussex collaborated last year to produce networked scores on computer tablets to help people experience ensemble music-making. We called this ‘networked technology and the experience of ensemble music-making’ http://netem.org.uk/. We aim to program and develop networked iPads to enable beginner music readers and non-music readers to perform complex polyphonic music in ensembles, with and without professional musicians.
This year in a unique new collaboration with the Brighton Early Music Festival the NETEM app takes a further step forward into the world of sung ensemble music – come and experience singing early music assisted by networked tablets and instruments! During this workshop session you will join members of the Brighton Early Music Festival’s community choir and ensemble to explore the poignant music of William Byrd and Henry Purcell from the inside, using part notation transformed by networked technology.