NOTAM, in collaboration with De Montfort University, Groupe Recherches Musicales (GRM) and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), have gained support for a project which aims to spread knowledge and practical use of music technology in music composition. In total, the project will receive € 192,000, out of which NOTAM’s share will be approximately € 36,000.
The project is titled The Sound Organiser Experience and consists of several activities that are important both locally and in a European perspective.
Main goals are:
Electroacoustic techniques are now available to everyone, but there is a distinction between the approaches of professionals and amateurs. The project will help bridge this divide, and this methodical bridge-building will be NOTAM’s contribution to the project. The development of a specific design model for participatory design, integrated with technology from social media will be important in the construction of the system. The system will be revised as part of the evaluation process, and the planning and summarizing of this will also be NOTAM’s responsibility. In addition to this role in building the system, NOTAM will, in collaboration with several partners in Norway, arrange school projects, concerts and other events. The project allows for a number of interesting research assignments in music education, and we are just beginning to contemplate which opportunities are realistic to follow up.
We are looking forward to getting started — this project falls neatly in line with projects that we have been working with for the past fifteen years.