Making Sound Synthesis Accessible for Children

Trappe, Christoph

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we present our project to make sound synthesis and music controller construction accessible to children in a technology design workshop. We present the work we have carried out to develop a graphical user interface, and give account of the workshop we conducted in collaboration with a local primary school. Our results indicate that the production of audio events by means of digital synthesis and algorithmic composition provides a rich and interesting field to be discovered for pedagogical workshops taking a Constructionist approach.