The Seminar II took place at the German Hearing Center (Medical University Hannover) on the 08th of September. The Seminar was divided in 4 parts and had a duration of around 2 hours:
First an introduction to the musIC 3.0 concert and to the seminar's agenda was presented. Emphasis was made on creating music with singing voice as well as the fact that this time we want to reach not only cochlear implant users, but also people with any kind of hearing loss. The goal is to make awareness about hearing loss in general and more concrete on the cochlear implant tehcnology and ow music is perceived with cochlear implants. Last but not least, this concert is also important to spread electroacoustic music and for this reason all composers are asked to include electronic elements in their compositions.
The seminar was attended by a group of around 10 CI users, 6 composers several engineers and also representatives of our sponsors (Cochlear, Advanced Bionics, MED-EL and Oticon) and co-organizers (Hörregion Hannover).
During the seond part of the seminar a dynamic was organized. The composers interacted with CI users. We created two groups formed by 2 composers and 4-5 CI users. The composers played music or sound recordings and asked questions to the CI users about their sound perception. From this interaction very nice ideas arised which for sure will be very inspiring to create new compositions.
The third part of the seminar consisted of summarizing all the experiences obtained during the dynamic and planning the next seminars. We also had atime to take a very nice group Picture ...
I'm really thankful to all the participants, it was an amazing meeting that shows the potential of the project. Now we are looking forward for the next seminar and the progress on the compositions.