See my article on Emil de Cou's Twitter plans published at DCist today:
Emil de Cou All A-Twitter, July 23
A few American orchestras have been experimenting with ways to engage the digital generation during their concerts, with interactive program notes that appear in real time through the hand-held or seat-back devices normally used for showing translations of foreign-language operas. As related by Baltimore Sun classical music critic Tim Smith over at his blog, the National Symphony Orchestra will be attempting something along those lines during its concert at Wolf Trap on July 30.
The NSO's Associate Conductor, Emil de Cou, has already made the news for technological innovation in 2007, when he created a podcast that listeners could follow on their iPods during an NSO concert at Wolf Trap. In a move that makes a lot more sense, as far as something to do while listening to a concert, de Cou's conducting of Beethoven's sixth symphony will be accompanied by his thoughts about the structure of the work via Twitter. [Continue reading]