A Toronto Symphony workshop (video)

The Toronto Symphony posted this terrific video highlighting a workshop with composer Tod Machover and Toronto school kids who composed music inspired by the sounds of their city. The kids used Hyperscore, guided by a creative group of music teachers. We are looking forward to seeing the curriculum they developed! Read more about the A … Continue reading A Toronto Symphony workshop (video)

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Wanted: Mac application developer

We have long wanted to develop a Mac version of Hyperscore, and hope this is the year we can make it happen! To get started, we need a great application developer with a passion for music to redevelop Hyperscore for Mac OSX and possibly iOS. If you're interested, please contact june@harmonylinemusic.com. Include a cover letter and … Continue reading Wanted: Mac application developer

Composer Stacy Garrop on teaching with Hyperscore

Composer Stacy Garrop was invited by the Ying Quartet's David Ying to lead a series of Hyperscore composing workshops for the 2011 Skaneateles Festival. The resulting works were performed by string quartets at the Festival. In an interview with us, Garrop shared some of her lessons learned from mentoring non-musicians to compose music using our … Continue reading Composer Stacy Garrop on teaching with Hyperscore

Music from Skaneateles

We recently received audio recordings of several compositions by participants in the Hyperscore II project for the famed Skaneateles Music Festival. In April and May of 2011, composer Stacy Garrop visited schools in upstate New York, teaching students what it takes to compose music. Stacy helped kids of all ages to discover the music within; participants … Continue reading Music from Skaneateles

Hyperscore in Action: Using motifs to build music

One of the core ideas in Hyperscore are “motifs” – small melodies and rhythm patterns – which form the basic building blocks from which to construct musical compositions. In this video, Tod Machover coaches a groups of children in Armenia and the U.S. as they work together to create a new piece to celebrate the 20th anniversary … Continue reading Hyperscore in Action: Using motifs to build music

Toy Symphony Workshop in Dublin (2002)

From the Toy Symphony project homepage "I can play [the Hyperviolin] and it will sound like a flute or a human voice, yet using the technique of the violin that I have learnt. The possibilities are limitless...And the kids respond to it because it is current. Their imaginations are stimulated, they're having fun, and they know they are … Continue reading Toy Symphony Workshop in Dublin (2002)

Get Hyperscore V4.5

This version of Hyperscore runs on Windows 7 and 8, and can be downloaded HERE. We are offering Hyperscore V4.5 at a special price of $39. To qualify, simply subscribe* for our free e-alerts via the sign-up form in the page footer, and we'll send you the discount code. (Please allow 48 hours for the discount … Continue reading Get Hyperscore V4.5

America to Armenia – Building a Musical Bridge

The opulent Armenian Opera Theater in the heart of Armenia’s capital Yerevan reverberated with some truly fresh sounds on the evening of February 25, 2012, as two of Armenia’s elite musical ensembles dug into new pieces composed entirely by children from Armenia and the United States. The concert, “A-to-A: A World in Harmony,” featured 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. Despite the composers’ youth – they ranged in age from 8 to 14 – their work was rich and rewarding to hear, thanks to the boost their musical imaginations received from Hyperscore, a music-creation software developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab by a team led by renowned composer Tod Machover. Hyperscore puts unprecedented composing power into the hands of people who long to express themselves musically, regardless of their formal training. More than that, Hyperscore turns out to be an exceptional tool for collaborative creativity.