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11 December 2012

Featured video - Greg Schiemer's Satellite Gamelan

Featured video - Greg Schiemer's Satellite Gamelan

Greg Schiemer's work Transposed Dekany, recently awarded in the Newcastle Conservatorium's Space Time Concerto Competition, was written to be played by a large consort of musicians using a collaborative iPhone app called the satellite gamelan. Written by the composer in the Objective C language, this app makes the iPhone a performing instrument that is easy to play and quick to learn. Played as a consort, the instruments introduce both new players and seasoned instrumentalists alike to the world of microtonal music.

Watch a youTube video by Schiemer, explaining some of the ideas behind Transposed Dekany:

AMC resources

Greg Schiemer - AMC profile
'Space Time winners: Orbis Tertius, Cat Hope, Greg Schiemer' - news article on Resonate (4 December 2012)
Transposed Dekany: a chamber concerto for a large consort of iPhones - more work details on the AMC's online catalogue

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