Will Google Glass Replace Music Stands For Classical Performers? [Video]

Will Google Glass Replace Music Stands For Classical Performers? [Video]
Arts & Culture

Musicians no longer need sheet music when playing, thanks to this new technology.

Serena Chu
  • 28 october 2013

Considering the dramatic changes and huge advancements in modern technology, classical music is long overdue for a high-tech makeover. Instigating what it appears as a new movement of orchestra, Cynthia Turner, a professor and conductor at Cornell, believes Google Glass can improve the way musicians interact with the conductor, audience, and music.

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Turner is in the process of developing Glass apps that will let musicians scroll through sheet music; but more broadly speaking, she hopes to create an entirely new method of music notation.

Turner has been broadcasting her point of view as a conductor onto a screen during performances and switching out program guides with digital projections, but now she wants to free the music pit of stands and sheet music – a revolutionary idea that is still in the budding stages.

If you think about it, this is quite a challenge, considering stands and sheet music are every musician’s lifeline, but Turner is confident that Google Glass can be the solution.

Here is a video showcasing what it is like to be free of equipments.

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