If Music is an act of performance in which many musicians collaborate together in order to create it ("sympraxis"), then internet can be conceived as a live virtual stage in which many remote participants produce a live concert using multiple-site videoconference as a tool. It is a music (cultural) event created by students assisted by their teachers. All places collaborate together from a distance so as to produce a web-concert as a final event ("dromenon").
The scope: communities creating music performance
Distace learning Music Agoge aims to relate Music as a Performance Act ("Praxis") with multiple-site teleconference tools in order to establish Music performance as an active procedure using ICT merely as a tool next to the physical way of producing sound and not as a final task. Working in parallel to this approach, the project aims to enhance special music tuition from a distance to places where music education is scarce or impossible. Workshop is addressed to teachers with prior experience in multiple-site videoconferences who are interested in hosting cultural events prepared by remote educational communities.
This course introduces all aspects of a multiple-site web-event including communication, topic definition, scheduling and live link management. Participants are being introduced in the differencies between Multicast and "Linkcast" environments.