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Playing Music

Viva Media launches Playing Music, a New PC/MAC Game for Young Composers

New York, NY, September 25, 2006 - Viva Media is proud to present Morton Subotnick's Playing Music on CD-ROM. The 4th title in his series of best selling children's educational software focuses on teaching kids to understand musical expression and how to use it as a communication tool. Designed for both home and school use, Subotnick's ground breaking approach makes complicated concepts easy to understand.

Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker comments, "Mort has done it againUtilizing videos, interactive animations, games and more, Playing Music teaches advanced musical concepts in a fun and engaging manner. We are thrilled to publish this unique and amazing game by one of America's foremost contemporary composers."

Listen! Listen to several musical performances and find two the same. Become aware of the subtleties of musical expression.

Look! Watch visual kinetics and compare what you see to what you hear. Hear and feel the power of musical expression.

Look and Listen! Listen to a performance and choose the correct musical notation. A first step to musical literacy!

Make It So! Listen to the music while reading the score. Then choose which musical expression marks are missing.

What's It Mean? A fun game to reinforce concepts set forth in the glossary of musical expressions and symbols.

For more information on Playing Music, please visit http://www.viva-media.com/

System Requirements:

Windows: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP; 233 MHz Intel Pentium class or better processor; 128 MB RAM; Soundcard with speakers or headphones

Mac: OS X or OS 9; 400 MHz, Power PC G3 or faster, 128 MB of RAM

About Viva Media

Viva Media is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of nearly 100 multimedia titles touts over 75 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game, the world's #1 chess software - Play Chess: Fritz 9, and the renowned racing game, GT Legends.

About Morton Subotnick

Morton Subotnick is an internationally admired pioneer in contemporary music. His previous multimedia titles, Making Music, Making More Music and Hearing Music, have all met critical acclaim, winning software awards for excellence. For more information on Morton Subotnick please visit http://www.mortonsubotnick.com and http://www.creatingmusic.com.

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