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Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Aug 13, Saturday - 1pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Get hands-on with music creation, even if you’ve never played an instrument! Marcos Zambrano, Music Coordinator for SJZ’s Progressions education program, will perform with the Tech’s Reactable exhibit, speak about his experience with the Music Technology Group in Barcelona, and incorporate his violin into an interactive performance and Q&A session.

 

 

 

 

About the Reactable exhibit:

Instantly combine instruments to create music by simply placing cubes on an interactive tabletop. Each block activates a specific sound. Move them around Reactable’s surface to make your perfect mix from various cultures around the world.

Reactable was originally developed by the Music Technology group, and allows you to create music by placing cubes on an interactive tabletop. Each block is programmed and imprinted with a barcode like image called a fiducial. The fiducial is scanned by an infrared light when it is placed on the table by a computer which is located inside the table. Each code is associated with a specific sound.

About Marcos Zambrano:

Marcos Zambrano, a conductor, composer and violinist from Venezuela, has been Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz’s Progressions program since 2017. He became involved with the El Sistema music education program at age 7, and after 15 years of training inside El Sistema Orchestras, he was hired as music educator for several Núcleos (teaching-training music centers) and appointed as conductor of Orquesta Típica Merideña, Coro de Belén, and other Venezuelan music ensembles. In parallel with El Sistema, he attended the Music Institute of Caracas (IUDEM), Laudelino Mejias School, and the Latin-American Violin Academy. Also, he went to Spain to study at Berklee College of Music, in L’Aula School. Marcos earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Acoustics Physics and Mechanical Acoustics Engineering, at The University of The Andes. As a hobby, Marcos writes midi-music for films and television.

 

About the Reactable exhibit:

Instantly combine instruments to create music by simply placing cubes on an interactive tabletop. Each block activates a specific sound. Move them around Reactable’s surface to make your perfect mix from various cultures around the world.

Reactable was originally developed by the Music Technology group, and allows you to create music by placing cubes on an interactive tabletop. Each block is programmed and imprinted with a barcode like image called a fiducial. The fiducial is scanned by an infrared light when it is placed on the table by a computer which is located inside the table. Each code is associated with a specific sound.

About Marcos Zambrano:

Marcos Zambrano, a conductor, composer and violinist from Venezuela, has been Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz’s Progressions program since 2017. He became involved with the El Sistema music education program at age 7, and after 15 years of training inside El Sistema Orchestras, he was hired as music educator for several Núcleos (teaching-training music centers) and appointed as conductor of Orquesta Típica Merideña, Coro de Belén, and other Venezuelan music ensembles. In parallel with El Sistema, he attended the Music Institute of Caracas (IUDEM), Laudelino Mejias School, and the Latin-American Violin Academy. Also, he went to Spain to study at Berklee College of Music, in L’Aula School. Marcos earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Acoustics Physics and Mechanical Acoustics Engineering, at The University of The Andes. As a hobby, Marcos writes midi-music for films and television.