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.
The more performance-intensive programs utilize our custom-programmed inertial sensors and other types of motion-capture devices. Performers are routinely invited to wear one or more coin-sized sensors during performance workshops. The devices are unobtrusive and often connected to a local computer via familiar technologies, such as Bluetooth. In other cases, devices are placed on the instrument. In rare cases participants are requested to accept a standard non-disclosure agreement, as a token of understanding that any information on the devices or their associated pedagogic materials will remain confidential. On their request, participants are given access to a complete log of motion data collected from their playing. Data collection is done only with the participants’ explicit consent and is subject to the European legal framework (GDPR).
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: the founders’ research affiliations, a vibrant art-music scene, a local penchant for experimentation in education, proximity to Russia and its outstanding performance tradition, the open entrepreneurial culture and infrastructures, and more.