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The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) – case study of The AmbITion Approach

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s (NYOS) core mission is to provide high-level musical education and performance opportunities for young musicians in Scotland.  NYOS is unique in that it provides orchestral experiences in classical and jazz music for its students from the age of 8 – 25, through no fewer than eight ensembles, ranging in […]

Digital R&D Podcast 3: Live streaming – from concerts to rehearsals – cannibalising the box office?

The third in the Arts Council England’s Arts Digital R&D podcast series is all about using digital channels and technologies to distribute arts and cultural content and reach the widest possible audience including new and international audiences. Studio guests include: Hasan Bakshi, Director, creative industries in NESTA’s Policy and Research Unit, Paul Bennun, Chair of […]

Aldeburgh Music’s YouTube Orchestra

AmbITion England organisation, Aldeburgh Music, are this year a part of the Cultural Olympiad festival, with a project made possible and enhanced by digital technologies. Young musicians were auditioned virtually through posting auditions via YouTube. They come together for a time over the summer to form the Aldeburgh World Orchestra (AWO) and rehearse and perform […]

Interactive Concert Hall – for eco touring, and larger audiences

The New World Centre’s new concert hall (Miami Beach, Florida by Gehry Partners – more about the architecture spec) has embedded 360-degree video projection technology that ensures world-class classical music performances can happen without the environmental impact of touring an orchestra, conductors, and or soloists from somewhere else. Advanced audio technology and connectivity to the […]

So that was 2010 digital developments in the arts!

It’s that time of year again for Hannah Rudman to sum up the 2010 digital developments in the cultural sector. Generally, we’ve seen more audience participation online and in venue, and digital access to culture becoming a mainstream activity. Here’s my pick of the main developments in each art form: for more detail on what […]

Re-Rite: get yourself into the Rite of Spring!

If you’re not sure about orchestral music, or about going to a classical concert, the the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Digital Residency is FOR YOU :-) Opening at the Bargehouse on London’s Southbank on 03.11.2009, the Re-rite project will: “reveal every section of the orchestra performing The Rite of Spring simultaneously “as Live” thoughout a four-storey warehouse […]

Classical music and digital innovation: myth or magic?

If you’re interested in joining the first-ever collaborative online orchestra, then professionals (outside of a contract) and amateur musicians of all ages, locations and instruments are welcome to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra by submitting a video performance of a new piece written for the occasion by the renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun (Crouching […]

The wisdom of bloggers?

This 2005 TED video of James Surowiecki (The Wisdom of Crowds) still packs a punch. James explores the idea that the cumulative wisdom of bloggers and the internet may be better than that of any one individual. I’ve spoken with a few cultural organisations recently who have indicated that in the main, the content about […]