by Martin Wright
A special pre-transmission screening of a musical developed for BBC Learning. This musical has been developed for and with young people with learning difficulties.
Questions answered :
TV and media content for Special Educational Needs. Talking to audiences with a difference.
by Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin
The WHIMSICHORD is a wearable interactive musical instrument that will react to the movement and touch of users (or Movicians) responding with sound. We have coined the term ‘Movician’ to describe this hybrid act of composition and choreography. WHIMSICHORD comprises of striking spring-like modules that are connect to a series of fixed landing-pads via retractable chords. Each component can be plucked from its landing-pad and attached to the Movician in a myriad of ways. Our soft sculptures are specially designed around the body to seamlessly grip to the Movician as they traverse space and interact with the piece to produce music. As Movicians connect to the modules they will draw elegant lines from the surrounding architecture onto to the body. These strings can be twanged to produce sound, and each participant will become a human string instrument.
Artists: Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin, Queen Mary University of London.
Sponsored by Queen Mary University of London.
21st May to 1st June 2012