The Right to Your Voice: New Musical Instruments, Environments and Creativity


This pilot project, a sub-project within Rösträtt, explores new interactive instruments and environments and pedagogical models for singing and creating music in pre-schools. Field studies and three workshops will be carried out during the fall of 2011 with the aim of identifying and trying out design possibilities that can be worked on in a longer project.

Contact: Erling Björgvinsson, MEDEA

Keywords: democracy, mobile technology, musical instruments

Rösträtt is a project that involves several institutions at Malmö University as well as UNGiKÖR, and RGRA. The aim is to build participatory models that allow pre-school children to actively influence singing and music making. This pilot project is a collaboration between Living Lab the Stage; Sofia Balic, the pedagogical leader and PhD student at the School of Education; Daniel Hansson, creative leader; and the interaction design firm Unsworn Industries that has extensive experience in building installations and experimental musical instruments, and the department Skruttet at the Mumindalen pre-school in Klågerup.

Rösträtt (a pun on “right to vote”, here with the meaning “right to voice”) is a project about children’s right to participate in and influence the society. Read more about Rösträtt here (in Swedish)

Image credit: Ed Yourdon CC:BY-NC-SA