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Future Songwriting, the new European project of the MTG

Future Songwriting, the new European project of the MTG

The project explores a music education concept created in Finland. The Music and Machine Learning Lab, led by Rafael Ramírez will provide part of the technology for the project and will study the similarities and differences in the musical creative process of different countries.

19.02.2019

Future Songwriting is a two-year European project led by Teosto, a Finnish copyright society, and has an overall budget of 840,000 euros. The project is focused on offering versatile music education in various learning environments through creative self-expression, collaborative working methods and active participation in culture, using technologies created for children and young people.

The Music Technology Group is participating through the Music and Machine Learning Lab led by Rafael Ramírez. ”Our role is to provide some of the technology for the sessions and to analyse the results. Part of what we are interested in is to explore the differences and similarities of different nationalities/cultures (Finland, Germany, France) in the creative process in music”, comments Rafael Ramírez.

With the help of EU funding (Creative Europe Program), the Future Songwriting project will introduce, pilot and validate the Into School music education concept first developed in Finland. The concept allows teachers to develop new experiential and interactive learning environments, and strengthen the role and status of creative production in music education. In this pedagogical concept, the students compose, write and produce their own songs with the help of digital tools.

The main goals of the programme are the creation of new models of musical training and education; an increase in the in-depth understanding of the processes of digitization; and to establish new business models in the field of the creative industries.

Future Songwriting is a collaborative project led by Teosto (Finland) with the University of Arts Helsinki (Finland), Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Music Technology Group (Spain), University of Cologne (Germany), Sacem (France), Artisjus (Hungary) and Musical Futures (United Kingdom).

Original source: UPF News

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