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Music festival asks public to compose Tweetfonie

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:29 AM

FRANKFURT (AFP) - A German music festival Wednesday invited social media users to compose all-new orchestral pieces for a Tweetfonie to be given a world premiere later this year.

The world of classical music is eagerly embracing Twitter and Facebook with musicians, conductors, concert halls and opera houses enthusiastic users of the platforms.

The Kurt Weill Festival is taking this new-found enthusiasm one step further and planning a Tweetfonie of melodies composed by music-lovers and budding composers from all over the world and submitted via Twitter.

The tunes, each limited to Twitter's requisite 140 characters, will be selected and then arranged for a symphony orchestra in the eastern city of Dessau which hosts the festival.

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