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‘Maestro’ Lets Children Conduct The Philharmonic Orchestra

‘Maestro’ Lets Children Conduct The Philharmonic Orchestra

Interactive installation in Manchester uses Microsoft Kinect technology to let children become the conductor.

Emma Hutchings

UK-based digital design company magneticNorth collaborated with BBC R&D to create an interactive installation for children called Maestro, which let them conduct the BBC Philharmonic orchestra.

Maestro featured in the Music Boxes exhibition at MediaCityUK as part of the Manchester International Festival. Using Microsoft Kinect technology, children were able to use their hands to control the tempo and rhythm of the music while standing in front of a screen showing a fish eye lens view of the Philharmonic orchestra, making them feel like the conductor.

BBC Philharmonic Maestro from mN on Vimeo.

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