Johan Idema
Cat Hope, by Heidrun Lohr
Bart Van der Roost, by Noortje Palmers
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 16 conference
  • date:27 May 2016
  • time:16:15 - 17:15
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Conference Room 2 (fourth floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

This session is divided into 4 parts:

1) The Case of Wolfgang
Why a new smartphone app for live classical music means disruptive innovation

With J. Idema (The Netherlands)

Introducing the recently and successfully launched app Wolfgang, which enriches the live classical concert experience by providing real time explanation.

2) The Decibel Score Player
A digital approach to Graphic Notation

With C. Hope (Australia), Edith Cowan University

The Decibel ScorePlayer is a score reader application for the iPad that allows network-synchronised scrolling of proportional colour music scores.

3) neoScores – digital sheet music as it should be
Why classical music needs to go digital or go home

With B. van der Roost (Belgium), neoScores

Isn't it strange that only 9% of sheet music sales in 2015 are digital? And this measly 9% is largely just downloading PDF's and then printing them yourselves…not so digital after all! At the same time content owners are struggling to transition their business without loosing control on their copyrights.

And lastly ... almost 60% of Europeans own a digital mobile device. Somebody needed to connect the dots ... neoScores. We over a whole new way of finding, buying and consuming sheet music, because being musicians ourselves we wanted to let enjoying music come first and technology after.

Come and find out how the digital sheet music revolution will take place!

4) Your Work. Your Reward.
How Dart Music enables Classical Artists to keep 100% of net royalties

With A. Doe (USA), Dart Music

Other genres have had affordable distribution options for years, whereas classical musicians have had no choice but to rely on manual and expensive processes. Until now.

After the session, our NEXT:Tech jury member Katariina Nyberg will lead special tech-focussed consultations. Katariina will offer short, one-to-one discussions regarding the new technology presented on site. Delegates can sign up for a tech consultation by emailing