Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

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  • The MIROR Platform for Young Children’s Music and Dance Creativity:

    Author Anna Rita Addessi Marina Maffioli Filomena Anelli

    Reflexive Interaction meets Body-gesture, Embodied Cognition, and Laban Educational Dance


    Within the framework of the Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion 1 (MIROR) project, the MIROR platform was proposed as an innovative adaptive system for early childhood music and movement education, and applied to a variety of contexts such as general educational settings, musical and dance schools, music and arts organizations, families at home, therapeutic contexts, and teacher education programs (Addessi, 2013). The MIROR platform was conceived as a virtual environment composed by several applications that implemented interactive reflexive musical systems or IRMS (Pachet, 2006) within technology-enhanced learning. At the conclusion of the MIROR project, three applications were implemented: (1) MIROR-Impro, for music improvisation, (2) MIROR-Compo, for music composition (Pachet, Roy, & Barbieri, 2011), and (3) MIROR-Body Gesture for music and dance composition (Volpe, Varni, Addessi, & Mazzarino, 2012; Varni, Volpe, Segaleo, Mancini, & Lepre, 2013).

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