Technical Objectives of MOODS Project

The major objective of MOODS activity is to insert HPCN technology within the theaters, orchestras, groups of musicians, schools of music, soloists, and music publishers. These end-users are mainly SME in which no distributed computerized system for editing music is present, and the adoption of HPCN technology will allow the application of computer science technology to a new sector providing new functionalities and business benefits for both end-users and technology transfer receivers. The activity has the following specific objectives:

    1. reducing the time needed for modifying main scores and parts during rehearsals of concerts, ballets and operas, or simply in the case of score editing by a publisher. In the case of concerts, the time spent for a simple modification by pencil will be reduced from 30 sec to 1 sec, while for a heavy modification (cut and past) it will pass from several hours to less than 1 minute;
    2. simplifying the execution of score centralizing the turning of pages. This feature is completely new with respect to the traditional operations; in some cases, a musician needs the help of another person for page turning. With MOODS page turning will be automated and reduced to less than 0.5 sec;
    3. simplifying the execution of score automating the jump to refrains and/or to selected points. In this case, the time for changing the execution point is at least 1 sec and depends on the distance of the point. In critical cases, some musicians need the help of another person to turn the page. With MOODS page turning will be automated and reduced to less than 0.5 sec;
    4. introducing HPCN technology in a new application field opening a market for a set of new products:
    5. electronic lecterns for orchestras, lecterns for small groups of musicians, lecterns for chorus, lecterns for pianists, etc, electronics versions of scores already available in the archives of publishers (end-users);
The main results:
A musician with DLIOO

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