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December 4, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebecca Caines 306 585 5520 or rebecca.caines@uregina.

ca iPads In Concert at the University of Regina This Sunday The University of Regina iPad and Tablet Orchestra will be presenting an evening of experimental sounds and visuals at the Shu-Box Theatre, University of Regina, this Sunday December 9th,2012 at 5 pm. The concert is free, everyone is welcome. Students from Music and from the new Creative Technologies program will be performing a selection of pieces using the iPad and other devices. Music ranges from popular songs to solo and group free-improvisations. The concert will also demonstrate some of the ways the students have explored creativity in other forms with the iPad, including using the device alongside more traditional instruments, or combining it with other media, including film experimentation, poetry, or DJing. They even created a live graphic score for mobile devices based on their heartbeats. Students chose either to work towards the performance, or to work with David Gerhard on developing new music making software for the iPad which will also be featured in the concert. The project is an initiative led by Rebecca Caines in the Creative Technologies program, Pauline Minevich from the Music Department and David Gerhard from Computer Science. The class and concert are part of a wider research project Caines, Minevich and Gerhard are leading, investigating mobile audiovisual technologies in music teaching and learning, sponsored by the University of Regina President’s Teaching and Learning Scholar’s program. Caines is looking forward to see the final results of the semesters’ work on Sunday. “It has been an exciting project and the student’s have risen to the challenge. We have been working in the area of improvisation, experimentation and the interdisciplinary arts, and this kind of work is new to many of the students. The incredible electronic sounds produced by the huge array of instrument apps available on a mobile tablet device open the door to new types of sound, and new possibilities in music making.” The team is particularly to see how accessible this new instrument is to students who do not have formal music training, and how it crosses artistic divides, bringing students from across the University together. “We really hope Regina will come out to support the students for an enjoyable, stimulating, and unusual evening of creativity and innovation, and did we mention, it’s free!” -30-