Open Symphony: Creative Participation for Audiences of Live Music Performances
By Lori Cameron
 

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Imagine a concert where, instead of just listening to the music, you can participate in making it. Open Symphony is an interactive system that allows audience members to collaborate with the performers in creating the score. For example, as musicians in a string quartet play, the audience members can watch a graphical display representing the performers and their playing modes. The audience can then vote for various musical modes that the performers can then play. The system is easy enough for even untrained audience members to use.

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About Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at l.cameron@computer.org. Follow her on LinkedIn.