This joint project between Cambridge Junction, The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Dr Pam Burnard of the University of Cambridge effectively turns a Raspberry Pi computer into a fully customisable musical instrument using code for compositions, timbre and interaction.

We supported the project through our Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

The aim of the Sonic Pi project is to provide new routes for young people into digital music. The project is bringing together instrumental music teachers, school music and computing teachers, researchers, technologists and artists. The resulting toolkit is a free, open source resource consisting of software, lesson plans, a set of short films, and works by artists.

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