February 17, 2005

NEWS / PROJECTS: Development funding to digital promotional projects for children (DENMARK)

Development funding to digital promotional projects for children

By Monica Hassel

The National Cultural Heritage Agency has allocated money to two pioneer digital promotional projects, to be implemented in 2005.

In less than one year the Sealand Symphony Orchestra will present a digital visual and auditory experience. The project  ?In the Midst of Music? ("Midt i musikken") is going to make it possible to drift through the complex universe of sounds of orchestral music, as the tones as 3D-sound come from behind and just overtake you, or they just come in front and enter the user?s field of vision as colours and forms. The user will be able to drift forward, accelerate, follow one instrument, catch it up and listen more closely to it for a moment, and drift on. The project - that was granted DKK 1.052.500 by the National Cultural Heritage Agency out of the funds earmarked for Culture Net Denmark ? is totally innovative in terms of promoting orchestral music, with children and young people as its primary target group.

In Frederikssund the J.F. Willumsen Museum aims to establish an exciting interactive children?s universe on the Net ? making use of educational insights that are based on experience, as well as the most up-to-date educational research in the field of the digital media. "Wild about Willumsen" will offer a general introduction to issues related to visual arts and specifically promote the painter J.F. Willumsen?s life and works. The project was allocated DKK 580.000.

You can read more about these and other similar projects, that have been supported by the National Cultural Heritage Agency from the Culture Net Denmark pool, here: http://www.kuas.dk/tjenester/kulturnet/index.jsp

SOURCE: http://valhalla.norden.org/valhalla_news/feb20/en/view

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