Every effort is made to make Tekhnee’s educational programs ever more inclusive. The programs serve simultaneously as research platforms, therefore it is crucial that the participants’ musical background be aligned with current research needs.
We do apply inertial sensors and other types of motion-capture devices experimentally in our performance-intensive programs. For instance, program participants and collaborators are often invited to wear one or more coin-sized sensors during piano lessons and performance workshops. In rare cases you could be requested to accept a standard “non-disclosure agreement,” as a token of understanding that any information on the devices or associated pedagogic materials, to which you’ll be privy, will remain confidential. On their request, participants are given access to a complete log of motion data collected from their playing.
The number is limited and depends on current resources, the possible involvement of collaborators, and the number of active participants, among other factors.
Pilot programs and field studies are available for free. Professional development workshops and artistic training programs are available at a fee. We continuously try to minimize our dependence on direct revenue.
Academic integrity in research; artistic relevance in applications of technology.
We are particularly keen on working with graduate students and junior researchers in any of the above areas.
Most of the resulting research is intended to be released in the public domain via academic and open scholarship channels. Until that happens the workshop counts on your confidentiality. Some of the ongoing work is patent-pending. In rare cases, especially when sensors are involved, you may be requested to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Among others: Swift, Julia, Pd, RStudio, OSC, music21, and the mbientLab platform.
More reasons than would fit in this space: former affiliation of Tekhnee staff with the Sibelius Academy, a vibrant art-music scene, a penchant for innovation in education, proximity to Russia and its outstanding performance tradition, the open entrepreneurial culture and infrastructures, and much more.