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How can engineering help us understand and enjoy our music more? Work out the creative possibilities offered by new software and equipment, and chat to engineers and musicians face to face in this musical bonanza. Treat your ears...

These events are supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Watch as engineers monitor musicians' stress at our Virtuoso Stress event:


Sorted Sounds

5 June 2008, 19:00 - 21:00

Is there so much music choice you can’t decide what to listen to? Meet engineers developing new search systems for the music junkie generation. Trial software that ‘X-rays’ music to match your mood, and feed into the development of new software in this interactive evening of sound sorting.

Virtuoso Stress

17 June 2008, 19:00 - 21:00

Musicians experience huge mental and physical stress during performances. Watch engineers monitor classical musicians’ rising blood pressure and heart rates rise as they perform live. And find out how this information can help you with performance anxiety and stress management.

Making Music

10 July 2008, 19:00 - 21:00

Calling all composers… what can the latest software engineering offer you? Check out music composed on software designed to be accessible to sighted and visually impaired individuals. Discuss the creative potential of this software and other technologies for making music.

Making Music: Afternoon workshop

10 July 2008, 14:00 - 17:00

Take part in a hands-on workshop to generate music collectively. Using software designed to be accessible to sighted and visually impaired individuals, you’ll be working on different parts of the piece to create music that will be performed at our evening event.