Recently, Sheila has specialised in marrying her long interest in new technology with the timeless but sometimes rather impenetrable world of classical music. Apps, MOOCs and interactive films can all bring fabulous music to people who’d never go near a concert hall. Adult literacy, but for music.

Rewrite of Spring

As part of the feasibility study for the new Centre for Music in London, Sheila was commissioned with distinguished musicologist Gerard McBurney to devise and produce a prototype MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – about Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Among its joys are a performance with commentary by the players, a Music Engine for users to play around with Stravinsky’s famous chord progressions, an audio matrix of sounds from 1913, an interactive timeline of the work’s musical DNA, and lots of silly but engrossing and enlightening quizzes. The prototype is due for development into a fully fledged course in 2016.

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Beethoven’s Ninth

Having joined TouchPress as Development Producer on the award-winning super-app, ’Disney Animated’, Sheila became director on ‘Beethoven’s Ninth’, conducting and directing interviews with Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Halsey, Paul Morley, Suzy Klein and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

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Page To Stage

‘Page to Stage’ was a funded prototype for an interactive documentary app, that takes away all the barriers between the music and the audience, allowing users of all ages right into the heart of the orchestra. ‘Classical Music Without the Bollocks’.

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