21 students of the Reina Sofía School of Music have taken part in the second edition of the ‘Classical Musical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme’ which we are supporting. A total of five projects have been created which aim to reinvent classical music and bring it closer to all audiences. These five projects are:
-‘Music-in’, a project to promote musical education in schools using virtual reality technology. Together with a start-up from Barcelona that specialises in this technology, students recorded a rehearsal by a woodwind quintet using 360º cameras, to prepare an 8-minute long educational video. They took the video to a school to allow students to watch it with virtual reality glasses.
-‘Sens’,a multi-sensory concert that aims to encourage new audiences to discover classical music. The students designed a unique event for small groups of 12 people: they covered their eyes and exposed them to different tastes, smells… a chance to awaken the senses and live a one-of-a-kind concert experience.
-‘Feeling the bits’, a concert held at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica aimed at young audiences, with an orchestra formed of 14 musicians (12 from the School and 2 guest musicians). They introduced each piece with a brief presentation, a reading of texts and a screening of images related to the pieces.
-‘SonArte’, a cycle of 8 music workshops for children with autism and Down’s Syndrome at a special needs school aimed at helping these children with their emotional communication.
-‘Just Music’, this concert will be held in the streets as part of International Music Day this Thursday 21st June, with the aim of attracting new audiences to classical music. It will take place at the Plaza de Ramales in Madrid. Part of the concert will be streamed live through Facebook.