Mozart Reloaded: a reimagining for the modern age
As part of BBC Radio 3's The Genius of Mozart season, the BBC Concert Orchestra have been out and about discovering ways that Mozart's music still has an impact on life today.
We met Eduardo Miranda, professor of computer music at the University of Plymouth. Eduardo composed Mozart Reloaded, a piece for live piano and computer, by first taking small fragments of Mozart piano sonatas. He then fed the fragments through a computer programme and worked them back together to create a single composition.
You can hear more from Eduardo about the making of Mozart Reloaded in the short film, and listen to his whole piece using the links below.
We set a challenge to two students from the University of Plymouth, Alexis Kirke and Hanns Holger Rutz. Using twenty of Eduardo's Mozart fragments, compose a new one-minute piece in just one day.
Find out how Alexis and Hanns got on with their challenge in the Mozart Reloaded feature, and listen to their finished pieces below.
Create your own MOZART MASH-UP
Have a go at creating your own Mozart mash-up. Download the twenty Mozart fragments and see where it takes you.
If you would like to share your composition, email it to us by noon (GMT) on 31 January 2011 and we'll make a selection available to listen to online. Your piece should be no longer than one minute, and in an mp3 format.
Email your composition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Before emailing your piece, please read the Terms & Conditions carefully.
The MOZART MASH-UPS
Audio clips play in the audio player at the top of the page. Once you have selected the clip you would like to listen to, scroll to the top of the page and click the 'play' button.
Mozart Reloaded was performed by Eduardo Miranda (computer) and Luciane Cardassi (piano). You can find out more about Eduardo and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research on the Plymouth University ICCMR Website