Switched on Orff : navigating technological contexts and experience design in music education

Dillon, Steven C. & Hirche, Kathy L. (2009) Switched on Orff : navigating technological contexts and experience design in music education. In Ballantyn, Julie & Bartleet, Brydie-Lee (Eds.) Navigating music and sound education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne. (In Press)


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For some time we have jokingly referred to our network jamming research with jam2jam as ‘Switched on Orff’ (Brown, Sorensen and Dillon 2002; Dillon 2003; Dillon 2006; Dillon 2006; Brown and Dillon 2007). The connection with electronic music and Wendy Carlos’ classic work ‘Switched on Bach’ was obvious; we were using electronic music in schools and with children. The deeper connection with Orff however was about recognising that electronic music and instruments could have cultural values and knowledge embedded in their design and practice in same way as what has come to be known as the Orff method (Orff and Keetman 1958-66). However whilst the Orff method focuses upon Western art music perceptual framework electronic instruments have the potential to have more fluid musical environments and even to move to interdisciplinary study by including visual media. Whilst the Orff method focused on making sense of Western art music through experience electronic environments potentially can make sense of the world of multi media that pervades our lives.

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ID Code: 18147
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: generative arts, Music, media performance, network, jamming
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2009 01:20
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 04:31

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