22 February 2014

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse at the Vector Festival

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 23 at 11 am slt, the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse will perform in a simultaneous Second Life and real life performance led by Humming Pera (or Tina Pearson in real life) as part of the Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival. The AOM describes itself as "a global collaboration of composers, artists and musicians that approaches the virtual reality platform Second Life as an instrument itself. The Orchestra conceives, designs and builds its own virtual instruments, making it possible for each individual performer in the Orchestra to trigger sounds independent from one another and to play together in real time." And the event description continues, "This special performance will feature new collaborations created by the Orchestra specifically for the Vector Game Art Festival, and will include a live video stream of the audience on screen within the virtual environment, inviting interaction and awareness between the telematic performers and their spectators." In real life, the event will take place at Interacces at 9 Ossington Avenue in Toronto; in Second Life, because of concerns about lag, the orchestra would prefer to have a closed performance—but I'll try to send an alert before their next public event.

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