Steve Reich's Clapping Music

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Based on the music of Steve Reich, this project developed an app to research new ways for engaging a far wider public, including school children, in the music of a contemporary composer, and developing musical skills through interactive experiences.

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

The app was created by a partnership led by the London Sinfonietta with Touchpress and Queen Mary University of London. 

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is a progressively difficult, compelling game – greater accuracy and speed leading to a higher score with high scorers invited to participate in performance events with the London Sinfonietta. 

The ideas and technologies developed in the app can be applied to the music of other composers, or to other artforms.

Find out more: www.clappingmusicapp.com