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Classical Music Daily usually publishes a monthly newletter, normally on the first day of each month. Classical Music and Visual Disability, our October 2022 offering, has just been published as an MP3 sound file which plays for nearly fifty-five minutes. The recording was made on Saturday 24 September 2022. This can be accessed as a download by following the link below.
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Listen — October 2022 Classical Music Daily Newsletter :
- Have there been any recent advances in technology or technique which enable musicians with visual disability to be sight-read music in real time (rather than being forced to memorize) in order to perform in an ensemble setting?
- Has anyone encountered the MusicXML / Braille technology related to Braille music or seen it in use?
- Are conductors helpful to musicians with visual disability?
- Is anyone aware of a type of technology which can convey the physical motions of a conductor into a tactile or other format of information input so that people without sight can experience information that the conductor is trying to convey?
- Is anyone aware of any instrumentalists who have studied music at university level using a braille system?
- Do singers with visual disability have an advantage over instrumentalists with visual disability when working with braille?
- Do you have any ideas about how the current braille system could be improved in any way, to make it more efficient or intuitive? Is the current system practical, or is there room for improvement?
- Which live streaming services are most useful for audience members with visual disabilities?
- Can anyone comment on the issue of general inclusivity for performers and audience members with visual disabilities? How can the culture and practice of classical music by more inclusive towards performers and audiences with visual disabilities?
- Are digital album liner notes an improvement over the CD for those who require larger text to read?
- Are there any innovations or current practices underway that allow those without complete vision to experience subtitles in opera performances?
- Do you think that we put too much emphasis on visuals in classical music?
Please note that this discussion is not closed ... you can continue it by responding to any of the questions (above) asked in the programme, or by providing any further links to information about classical music and visual disability. Contact us.
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Posted 27 September 2022 and last updated 1 October 2022 by John Dante Prevedini