[Squeakland] Music and Squeak

Remi Sussan rsussan at noos.fr
Fri Aug 15 23:32:29 PDT 2003


Perhaps you would be interested by geomaestro
(http://www.zogotounga.net/comp/squeak/sqgeo.htm) which allows to "draw"
musical compositions. Warning! geomaestro is apparently not easy to work
with (I downloaded the program, but never really tried to use it) and is
certainly NOT targeted toward children. But perhaps it is possible, for a
good programmer, to use geomaestro basic intructions, and, from them, create
a funnier and easier program for children?.


PS: interesting to that Tod Machover is at the origin of toysymphony
project. I remember having seen  his Valis opera, based on Philip K.Dick
novel, played at  Centre Georges Pompidou around 15 years ago...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Wolfgram" <doug at gfx.com>
To: <squeakland at squeakland.org>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 9:12 PM
Subject: [Squeakland] Music and Squeak

> I just got back from Tech Fest and was fortunate enough to spend some time
> with Tod Machover of MIT Media Lab. I was completely impressed with Toy
> Symphony's HyperScore program (www.toysymphony.net) and have been
> music with it ever since downloading it.
> Basically, it is an application that allows children to 'paint' music. One
> does not need to understand music notation or theory. It is all done
> visually and aurally.
> Then I though, this would be the PERFECT Squeak app.  My daughter spent a
> bit of time with Tod's daughter (10 and 9 respectively) and it would be
> incredible if they could collaborate in composition efforts a la Squeak.
> Would anyone out there in Squeak-land be interested in talking to the
> students who wrote HyperScore and look at porting it to Squeak? Are there
> other music authoring applications that I am not aware of?
> D
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