digital MUSICIANship

New Ways Of Making Music in Class

The research project dealt with the matter of basic elements of digital music making for groups in real time and its relevance for new concepts of music making in the field of music education.The project was carried out in cooperation with students of BG/BRG Wels Dr. Schauerstraße, a grammar school with an emphasis on musical education. This musical emphasis was important for the research and underlines the difference of analogue and digital music making. The students were experimenting with different types of digital music making under laboratory conditions and compared them with traditional classical methods of playing music. After this the students developed musical communication concepts that they conducted themselves (students instruct students).

At the beginning different types of digital musical instruments (DMIs) and music applications were analysed and compared against each other. In the second step the pupils developed a performance together with artists and researchers during a five-day project week. Based on the results of the music laboratories the music was developed. Besides the artistic based research the students also defined a way how to evaluate the audience.

The findings formed the basis of further music didactical research. Together with the scientists the students developed didactical concepts of digital music making for small groups. During the last stage the students instructed other invited students in pedagogical laboratories and tested their self-developed concepts.

This project has been completed.