Creating music is often considered difficult and limited to achieved musicians. With Drawing Sounds workshops, we want to demystify music making. For that, we use a home-made interactive application, so-called Drawing Sounds, running on a tabletop or a tablet. This application automatically converts spontaneous sketching on the tablet into a musical composition, following some very easy-to-understand musical rules. Together with a bit of animation, such a workshop enables the understanding of basic music principles and the creation of a real genuine piece of music, while having a lot of fun in the group. We extend the activity on the tablet with sound recording in the wild.
We give these workshops on demand and we particularly foster kids, and kids-parents activities. It generally fits within 3 hours, half a day. Recently we proposed such workshop for the Quinzaine du Numérique ( festival on digital cultures ) in Mons and we were hosted by Café Europa ( connected café in the city centre ).