In this episode, I talk with Emma Supica, Education Co-ordinator for Artiphon, a music tech company that creates new instruments to enable everyone to be creative, with or without prior musical experience. It’s latest is the Orba, a palm-held instrument that can be used alone or connected to other technology.
You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
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What’s in this episode?
We talk about:
Emma’s background in school music teaching, band directing, non-profits, and theatre/comedy improv
the importance of play and creation in music
Artiphon’s mission to bring music into the hands of more people of all skill levels
how the Orba is being used in education, wellbeing and social justice settings
how the Orba can be adapted for different people and environments
the value of participant and user voice in education, in tech, and in advocating for both
Links for this episode
Gear4Music – for buying in the UK
Emma Supica’s website
About the music for education & wellbeing podcast
Listen in each month to get ideas, inspiration and practical advice from people involved in music education, community music, music therapy and more. Learn how you can break down barriers to music, through communications, advocacy and inclusive practice.
The music for the podcast was created by Otis Hynds, a young person working with Noise Solution.
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