Remembering war with musical collaboration

  • Neil McLennan (Coordinator)


Description of impact

As a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the Great War, University of Aberdeen lecturer, Neil McLennan, led an initiative to create a new musical composition as a lasting form of remembrance. Following significant interest from across the globe, technology was required which would allow many musicians to perform in unison without any time delays. In collaboration with Professor Paul Ferguson’s team at Edinburgh Napier University, Neil and Thoren used new technology called LOw LAtency (LOLA) audio and video streaming, which allowed the performers to interact online in real time for a fully synchronised musical collaboration.

Project summary and aims

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War, also known as the Great War. Involving nations across the globe and more than 70 million military recruits, the four-year conflict remains one of the largest in history.

Outcomes to Date / Future Developments

Impact statusImpact Completed (Open)
Impact date2018


  • Social inclusion and cultural diversity