Twitter users asked to contribute orchestral pieces for `Tweetfonie`
Johannesburg: Musicians, conductors, concert halls and opera houses enthusiastic users of social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been reportedly invited to contribute orchestral pieces for a `Tweetfonie` of melodies that would be given a world premiere later this year.
The German music festival, Kurt Weill, has planned the `Tweetfonie` of melodies composed by music-lovers and budding composers all over the world and submitted via Twitter.
According to News24, the tunes, within Twitter`s limit of 140 characters, would be selected and arranged for a symphony orchestra in the eastern city of Dessau that hosts the music festival.
The selected tunes would be given their world premiere by the Anhaltische Philharmonic Orchestra Dessau under its chief conductor Antony Hermus on 3 March, as part of this year`s festival.
The report said that budding Mozarts would be able to submit their melodies via a specially designed website, with an online keyboard that converts tunes into tweet format, to then be sent on Twitter.
The festival`s organisers said that the most original tweets would be arranged for orchestra by professionals sitting at their computers somewhere in the world and sent back to Dessau via internet, printed and places on the conductor`s stand.
The report said that this year`s Kurt Weill Festival, dedicated to the German-Jewish composer who died in exile in the US in 1950, would run from 22 February till 9 March, and the live performances of the orchestral version of the tweets will be available online.
The festival would include more than 50 concerts, films, exhibitions and lectures at 17 different venues, the report added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dengue cases on the rise in Delhi - Is the govt waiting for another epidemic?
- JNU student accuses fellow PhD scholar and AISA member of rape
- Sukhoi 30MKI posted in Arunachal Pradesh; Kiren Rijiju lauds development
- Olympic medalist PV Sindhu returns to Hyderabad; receives grand welcome
- Twelve-year-old ISIS suicide bomber caught and arrested in Iraq
- Kamal Haasan to be conferred French award
- New laser created from jellyfish proteins
- Rohit Shetty's 'Ram Lakhan' remake not happening anymore? Here's what we know so far!
- Gionee S6s smartphone for selfie lovers to be launched in India today
- Rio Olympics 2016: Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu shine for India; USA top tally with 121 medals