The interactive exhibitions MUSICA BRASILIS present, in an INNOVATIVE and CONTEMPORARY way, the diversity of Brazilian musical practices throughout the centuries, from the Tupinamba chants, through the European and African genres, to choro, samba, bossa nova and funk. Curated by researcher and PhD in Informatics Rosana Lanzelotte, the exhibition uses INTERACTIVE TOTEMS and INCREASED REALITY to enable visitors to:
- interact with the TIMELINE OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC, which presents information about the trajectory of the creators of all time, as well as examples of his works;
- to experience, in an immersive environment, the connection between IMAGE and MUSIC through time;
- view INSTRUMENTS, know their origin, how they are constructed and used;
- to understand how MUSICAL NOTATION works, through MESA DE MIX;
- play your own music, through the MESA MUSICAL.
The exhibition is based on the contents gathered for the portal MUSICA BRASILIS, constantly updated, presented in three segments:
VIDEO IMAGES OF MUSIC
A. VIDEO IMAGES OF MUSIC
Through INCREASED REALITY, the iconography is dedicated to Brazilian musical practices, from the oldest one - a Tupinambá ritual (Hans Staden) -, through Debret, Rugendas and reaching the 20th century with Candido Portinari. The soundtrack includes the tupinambá song annotated by Jean de Léry in 1557 - the oldest record of music practiced in Brazil.
B. INSTRUMENTS COLLECTION
Examples of Indigenous, European and African instruments will be showed with identification of the country of origin. All the instruments belong to the collection of Instituto Musica Brasilis.
B.1. Indigenous instruments: maracas, bone and bamboo flutes, rain sticks, hand drum, whistles (wood and bone).
B.2. Instruments of African origin: kalimba, agogô, sabás, djembe, ganzá caxixis, balafon.
B.3. Instruments of European origin: miniatures of all orchestral instruments and installation with some of the instruments in real size.
C. INTERACTIVE TOTEMS
The interactive facilities allow visitors:
- to interact with the FIRST TIMELINE OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC, conceived at the request of the Rio2016 committee, one of the most important cultural legacies of the Olympic Games (http://musicabrasilis.org.br/app_timeline/timeline);
- to understand how the MUSIC SHEETS work, through the MIX GAME (http://musicabrasilis.org.br/app_timeline/jogo-do-mix/recordo.html);
- to play composing music, through the MUSIC TABLE.