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Twitter users asked to contribute orchestral pieces for 'Tweetfonie'

Johannesburg, Jan. 23 : Musicians, conductors, concert halls and opera houses enthusiastic users of social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been reportedly invited to contribute orchestral pieces for a 'Tweetfonie' of melodies that would be given a world premiere later this year.


The German music festival, Kurt Weill, has planned the 'Tweetfonie' of melodies composed by music-lovers and budding composers all over the world and submitted via Twitter.

According to News24, the tunes, within Twitter's limit of 140 characters, would be selected and arranged for a symphony orchestra in the eastern city of Dessau that hosts the music festival.

The selected tunes would be given their world premiere by the Anhaltische Philharmonic Orchestra Dessau under its chief conductor Antony Hermus on 3 March, as part of this year's festival.

The report said that budding Mozarts would be able to submit their melodies via a specially designed website, with an online keyboard that converts tunes into tweet format, to then be sent on Twitter.

The festival's organisers said that the most original tweets would be arranged for orchestra by professionals sitting at their computers somewhere in the world and sent back to Dessau via internet, printed and places on the conductor's stand.

The report said that this year's Kurt Weill Festival, dedicated to the German-Jewish composer who died in exile in the US in 1950, would run from 22 February till 9 March, and the live performances of the orchestral version of the tweets will be available online.

The festival would include more than 50 concerts, films, exhibitions and lectures at 17 different venues, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 24-01-2014)

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