iPhone flutes hit high note for kids
Thursday 17 September 2009
A beat boxer, an MP3 scratcher, iPhone flutes, iPhone theramins and a host of other digital instruments played a highly unusual version of Adagio from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in G Minor on Tuesday night as part of a nationwide campaign to get kids involved in music.
The Vivaldi classic, masterfully reworked by music producer and Killing Joke founder Jaz Coleman and composer Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergei), was performed by the South West Camerata youth orchestra at King Edward VI Community College in Totnes, Devon.
"Learning about how to use modern technology to make music can be very inspiring for children. Various software for computers, games consoles and even mobile phones...can lead to very impressive results," Prokofiev said.
The concert marked the launch of the government’s Tune In- Year of Music campaign which aims to give young people in England more opportunities to engage with music in all its forms. See www.dcsf.gov.uk/tunein for more information.
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