Digitópia

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Platform for the Development of Digital Music Communities

Digitópia – en

Some of the most interesting recent developments in music are related to the fact that ordinary computers and mobile devices acquired capabilities to make, record, store and spread music, while becoming available to a greater number of people. An “active relationship” with music is nowadays within the reach of people that did not go through the process of formal musical education, due to an increasing number of software applications that allow creating and making music in a friendly and intuitive manner. We are thus witnessing a true worldwide revolution in the way we create, perform, spread, listen and learn music.

The project Digitópia – Platform for the Development of Digital Music Communities - aims to explore these surges of development in a facility implemented in Casa da Música´s main entrance hall, which will contribute: 1) to develop music and creativity amongst a range of ages and social conditions, and mostly amongst youth; 2) to foster the development of free music software; 3) to promote social inclusion, and lead to the emergence of multicultural communities of music makers/lovers; 4) to promote free musical content.

Digitópia is a collaboration between Casa da MúsicaINESC PortoESMAE and Escola das Artes – UCP.

Digitópia

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SEducational Services at Casa da Música

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Director of Educational Services at Casa da Música:

Jorge Prendas: [email protected]

Digitópia Curator:

Filipe Lopes: [email protected]

Directions

Casa da Música – Foyer da Entrada

Avenida da Boavista, 604-610

4149-071 Porto

Portugal

By: Rui Penha