Digital Resources

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Discovery Room

In the Digital Technology Room

Located in the basement of LSO St Luke's, the Discovery Room is the base for Discovery's digital work. It is the home of schools workshops Remix the Orchestra and Audioactive, as well as the regular Monday night Digital Technology Group. The room is fully equipped for state-of-the-art video conferencing, and also doubles as a control room for audio/visual recordings of live events in the Jerwood Hall. The room can accommodate up to 20 participants for workshops, and offers the following equipment:

  • 10 iMacs fully equipped with MIDI keyboards and audio interfaces, all running Pro Tools, Garageband and Reason
  • Various other machines are available for use of Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase and Sibelius
  • Yamaha DM1000 mixing desk
  • Assorted electronic instruments and devices, including Korg Kaoss Pads and a theremin
  • Polycom video conferencing unit (HDX-8000 HD), projector and screen

LSO Play

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The award-winning* LSO Play is a free interactive and immersive web app, allowing you to experience the LSO on stage at the Barbican – anytime, anywhere. View the orchestra from four camera angles simultaneously, and switch between them at any time during the performance to experience the orchestra however you want. Filmed in exquisite detail, you can focus on anything from the tips of the drumsticks on the snare drum, to the violinists fingers plucking their strings.

You'll also find masterclasses with LSO players, contextual information on the musical background and history of the repertoire, and if you're a teacher, resource packs to download and use in classroom music lessons.

Choose from performances of Elgar's Enigma Variations, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, or Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony with more works available, all filmed in HD during the LSO’s Barbican season.

* Awards include gold and silver in the 2018 Lovie Awards (Cultural Insitutions and Best User Experience categories respecitvely), the 2014 Webby Awards (Music category), a silver in the 2014 Lovie Awards (Best User Experience category) and the FWA's coveted Site of the Day.



iTunes U

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LSO Discovery maintains an active and rich iTunes U channel, featuring resources more tailored to those wanting a deeper understanding of music. Video series include A-Level seminars, extensively covering the repertoire on the A-Level syllabus; Artist Conversations, with musicians as prolific as Andre Previn, Colin Davis and John Adams; and Compose Yourself, a collection of resources for composers.