Syncphonia is born from our passion for making music together, and recognition that modern technologies can support that experience in new ways.
We are musicians and programmers who know the pleasure and value of ensemble performance, but also recognise the real challenges of every-day group music making. Syncphonia was carefully co-created with conductors and players, using contemporary technologies to maximise the enjoyment of music making.
Designed and refined over two years, working with amateur and professional ensembles, Syncphonia replaces paper scores with a digital system which synchronises to the beat of a conductor or lead musician. The current bar and beat are highlighted, so players can’t get lost, pages are turned automatically, and new parts can be distributed in seconds over a wireless network.
Syncphonia provides seamless, intuitive technology to enhance the experience of ensemble performance for all.
The Syncphonia system features:
Conductor app allows you to:
Performer app features:
Syncphonia™ has been tested on the following hardware:Apple iPads:
We are currently running a partnership scheme to work with beginner music ensembles to understand your needs.
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Syncphonia has been created through close collaboration with amateur and professional music groups across the UK. Here’s some of what the music leaders and players have said:
They were quiet, they were engaged. The teaching stage is very effective — it’s really good, especially when you are sight reading. I think it will have a big impact with teenage and younger players. You don’t need the teachers to go round pointing stuff out. Very efficient.
Peter Chivers Brighton and Hove Youth Music Service
It enables them to perform with more confidence, because it stops them losing their place.
Gill Fenton Conductor, Lewes Primary School.
The iPads has stopped me getting lost in the music and I thought I was letting down the team and they are making me feel happier and I’m not letting them down and now I know where I’m going … I will be more confident going back to sheets, it will be better because the iPads are helping me use the music.
Lily - cello player, aged 8 Southover Primary School, Lewes
There’s something so helpful about having the beats and bars all the time
Maria Cardinal Newman School, Sussex
If we had that I would never get lost again
Evie Balfour School
Excellent tool for less experienced singers, who said they got much further than they would have with paper notation
Choral participant Brighton Science Festival, 2017
It blew my mind, because the sound is absolutely amazing compared to what it normally is.
John - age 9. Southover Primary School, Lewes
I’m not used to reading gigs at all, I never read, and I thought my biggest fear was that I was going to lose my place and I found this really helpful because it allowed me - especially in the improvising parts - I could really focus on what I was playing and thinking more about how I phrased it and dynamics and stuff without worrying where I was.
Tom - Bass Player, aged 22 British institute of Modern Music, Brighton