Sunday, February 23rd @2pm.
@ Interaccess (9 Ossington Ave)
Join us for a special matinee presentation of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. Using the world of Second Life as a spatial sound environment, the members of the AOM perform live via Second Life using a variety custom coded objects, sound and visual instruments and animations to create a telematic sound art performance that has to be seen to be believed.
For this special performance, debuting at Vector 2014, the AOM’s Humming Pera (aka Tina Pearson) will be conducting the performance live at InterAccess, with seven other members of the Orchestra dialing in from around the world to perform with virtual helicopters and custom designed audiovisual instruments inside a whimsical virtual environment. 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.
The performance within Second Life will be accessible to a small number of audience members, so that those unable to attend the performance in person, may attend virtually inside of Second Life. Team Vector is very excited for this unique performance, which pushes the boundaries of online interaction, the utility of MMOs and our aural perceptions of virtual environments.
Tickets = $10 in Advance, $12 at the Door.
Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM), formed in March, 2007, is a globally dispersed collective of composers, musicians and media artists working in the virtual online environment Second Life. AOM investigates and exposes new possibilities for developing audiovisual works that challenge conventional practices of creating, performing and listening to music.
With members spread over 3 continents, AOM explores the nuances of identity and the communicative possibilities that are opened through real time telematic connection within a virtual audiovisual environment. Within AOM, a new kind of listening is unfolded; inviting subtle yet powerful mind connections made audible within a rich and wildly varying sonic world. AOM’s ‘instruments’ are created within the Second Life environment, making it possible for each performer in the Orchestra to trigger sounds independent from one another and to play together in real time. These instruments feature sounds, visuals, and animations. A performance of a jumping, hovering, floating and twirling Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a truly spectacular event.
AOM members are located in Europe, North America and Asia. Since its beginnings in early 2007, AOM has created and performed over 25 audiovisual works screened live at music and new media festivals, conferences and forums in France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Holland, the UK, Canada and the United States. Composers represented include Bjorn Eriksson (Sweden); Leif Inge (Norway); Andreas Mueller and Shintaro Miyazaki (Germany); Biagio Franca (Italy); Viv Corringham, Norman Lowrey, Pauline Oliveros and Tim Rischer (USA); and Tina Pearson, Erik Rzepka, Liz Solo and Jeremy Owen Turner (Canada). AOM has also collaborated in mixed reality pieces with live musicians: Tinntinnabulate (Troy, USA), Franziska Schroeder (Belfast), Christine Duncan and Anne Bourne (Toronto), Liz Solo (St. John’s).