Thursday, September 15, 2011

TechCrunch Disrupt: Interactive Sheet Music for iPads

San Francisco’s annual technology conference TechCrunch Disrupt recently ended and one of the coolest companies I read about in attendance was Tonara, who makes  sheet music available for iPads.  As musicians played on stage, an interactive bar moved along to show their exact place in the sheet music – AND - the pages turned automatically.  Very cool!  According to the NY Times Blog, “Musicians brought on stage showed how the technology coped with multiple people playing different instruments simultaneously. Banging in the background did not seem to confuse the software.  The judges, however, dismissed sheet music as a small market and questioned whether the company could get rights to contemporary music. A show of hands by the musically inclined in the audience, however, showed that there was at least some potential market.”


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