Accessible Music Instruments

A youthworkshop from EMF 2018 by Noelle Aly

On Saturday September 1, 2018 at in Youth Workshop

Learn how to code musical notes and how to play them – by tilting, spinning, shaking or touching the buttons on the micro:bit. Using these new skills, design and make a bit of moveable musical tech that can be controlled with your own body. Inspired by Imogen Heap's gloves, we empower individuals to interact with music in ways they've never done before. We will bring makeymakeys, micro:bits, speakers, battery packs, alligator clips, laptops, and any other resources you may need. The micro:bits can be coded using the block editor, javascript, and/or python, and we will bring resources for each. All code will be shared on GitHub.

The MyNormal project at ArkT Centre and members of ScienceOxford have collaborated to give a voice to those underrepresented in the music industry. Over several months of workshops, we sought to give disabled youth high quality music and technology opportunities. We will share these results and encourage other youth