Royal Liverpool Phil wins digital awards

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has won two British Interactive Media Association awards for its prototype digital education project Things to Come, developed in partnership with interactive studio Stardotstar.

Things to Come, an interactive computer programme providing children with an introduction to the RLPO, its musicians and instruments, received the CD-Rom and Audio Design awards, and was made runner-up in the Visual Design category.

Things to Come will help to prepare primary school children for attending the RLPO’s schools’ concerts. These take place annually and next year they will be attended by 30,000 primary school children from Liverpool and the North West. The interactive project will feature the Orchestra performing with Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, as well as clips of the musicians talking about their roles and individual approaches to pieces of music.

The RLPO is working to develop the prototype for Things to Come into a fully interactive exploration of the Orchestra that will be available for use on whiteboards on primary schools nationally. The project has been funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

The BIMA awards are the most prestigious in the digital creative industry, and the RLPO competed with projects developed by Channel 4, Amazon and Disney. This year the awards ceremony took place at KOKO, London.