Langton Festival of Music and Health

The Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys hosted the Langton Festival of Music and Health on 4-6 July 2016. The festival examined the health benefits associated with music, exhibited the school’s research and projects and provided a springboard for new ideas and initiatives.

An early version of Tonesight - known then as The Butterfly Machine - was available to use in the school foyer throughout the period of the Festival.

The artwork chosen for the demonstration was JMW Turner’s ‘The Morning After the Deluge’. An 80cm print of the work was used as the inspiration for students and performers at the Festival to improvise and record musical ideas.

Cal demonstrating the Butterfly Machine at the Festival of Music and Health


Over the course of the Festival, new music was added by visiting performers such as flautist Tom Hancox - with the project instantly updated over the wifi network.

The Festival stewards were also given an iPad that allowed them to change between versions of the project when demonstrating it to festivalgoers.