10TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2018
Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm
Draw your own music with UPISketch – An
Interactive Music Workshop for adults and children
Come and explore music-making in a completely different and
innovative manner with UPISketch – an intuitive application for tablets and
cell phones. Developed by Rodolphe Bourotte of Le Centre Iannis Xenakis
(CIX), UPISketch enables any user to
compose their own music using drawing either through using preexisting
sounds, or even by recording their own sounds. What makes UPISketch so
unique is that the user is not required to have any previous musical
training or knowledge in order to use it! It is an exceptionally enjoyable
and creative experience for both children and adults of any age.
UPISketch was inspired by UPIC, Iannis Xenakis’ revolutionary, hybrid
computerised tool, which was used in the 1950s as an innovative educational
tool for simplifying music notation and composition. UPISketch strives to
bring this exact philosophy into the 21st century.
Organised as part of the 10th International Pharos Contemporary Music
Festival, on 10 October 2018, the workshop is open to the public – to people
of all ages and backgrounds, who will have the opportunity to use UPISketch
on the custom designed stations at The Shoe Factory, before having the
chance to download the app and use it on their devices, free of charge. The
workshop will be coordinated by a team from the European University Cyprus,
led by Ithaca College Music Composition faculty Dr. Evis Sammoutis.
*** UPISketch is commissioned by the European
University Cyprus through the generous support of the European Union’s
Creative Europe Programme as part of the “Interfaces” project.
INFORMATION & TICKETS:
Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. (+357) 22-663871 /