NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York University’s Music Experience Design Lab - MusEDLab (www.musedlab.org) has teamed up with online music recording studio Soundtrap (www.soundtrap.com/edu) to create “Groove Pizza,” a playful online app for creating and exploring rhythms and grooves that brings mathematical and scientific concepts and the world of music together. The solution makes it possible for students to "export" a groove made on the Groove Pizza into Soundtrap (www.soundtrap.com) and continue to compose across any platform whether laptop or mobile, in the classroom or at home.
Speaking about the collaboration, Alex Ruthmann, Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt said, “Soundtrap is ideal for the education market. Traditional music technologies are often very complex and only made simpler when they are being marketed to schools. Soundtrap goes in the other direction - it starts with a very simple, clean interface with preloaded beats and examples that students can use to take music and audio with them wherever they go. It has really captured the attention and inspiration of students and opens up a world of possibilities for Groove Pizza users.”
“Working with NYU MusEDLab brings us closer to fulfilling our goal of integrating the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) within K-12 schools in the US,” said Per Emanuelson, CEO, Soundtrap. “We are especially honored to work together with NYU in contributing to the Thelonious Monk Institute and UNESCO’s Math Science Music initiative and website.”
"Math Science Music” http://mathsciencemusic.org is a project initiated by music legend Herbie Hancock and the Thelonious Monk Institute and backed by UNESCO. Groove Pizza with links to Soundtrap will be integrated into the Math Science Music website which will be officially launched at the US Department of Education on April 26. At this event will be US Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., Herbie Hancock, UNESCO, Alex Ruthmann (NYU Steinhardt) as well as other dignitaries. To read more about this event or about Soundtrap visit: http://journal.soundtrap.com/news/