It’s Hyperscore meets Hollywood in a new documentary film, Music is My Voice, about Dan Ellsey, a young man with cerebral palsy whose life was transformed when he learned to compose music using the software. Dan was featured in this TED Talk by Tod Machover, in which he performs a song he composed before a live audience. The new film, directed by Jesse Roesler, is a semi-finalist in the Focus/Forward contest. Here’s the trailer and a chance to vote!
We were Googling around for some images of Hyperscore and unearthed this five-year-old blog from Harmonyline Music, back in the early days of the company. It’s fun to read and there are some wonderful nuggets! Read the original Hyperscore Blog.
Enjoy this video of a concert of Hyperscore original music performed at the Armenian Opera Theater in February of this year. The music was composed by children in Armenia and America and performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and DOGMA, one of the country’s most popular rock bands. The event was co-sponsored by the LUYS Education Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan to celebrate the embassy’s 20th anniversary. LUYS Foundation director Jacqueline Karaaslanian explained the motivation for the project:
Hyperscore wakes up the genius within children and instills in them a desire to better understand a whole universe of worlds they had not previously imagined or considered. When children know that their elders and professionals will play their music, they are empowered. This process is beyond encouraging words; it validates children as thinkers and creators.
Read more about the project here: From the U.S. to Armenia, Kids Build a Musical Bridge
We just spotted this blog post by the Armenian rock band DOGMA, about their collaboration with children in Armenia and America that resulted in the creation of four new songs, written using Hyperscore. It’s interesting to see the process from the point of view of professional musicians who were asked to stretch their own boundaries.
Here’s an example of one of the songs that resulted from the collaboration:
Read the full blog post: When a “DREAM” comes true 🙂