The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is 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. These instruments feature sound, visuals, and animations. A performance of a jumping, hovering, floating, dancing, and twirling Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a truly spectacular event.

Avatar Orchestra performs regularly in Second Life and in mixed reality events at new media, music and visual arts centres in North America, Europe and Asia.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse Performs June 20,

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
Concert in Second Life

Friday, June 20, 2008, 8 AM SLT / 11 AM EDT / 1700 CET

Location: Second Life at U21Global

AOM's June 20 Second Life concert will include the second AOM performance of the beautiful work Heart of Tones (virtual reality version) by iconic American composer Pauline Oliveros (aka Free Noyes), the award-winning composition Rue Blanche by Swedish sound artist Bjorn Eriksson (aka Miulew Takahe), the dance-able Wee No Kresh by AOM instrument builder and German sound designer Andreas Mueller (aka Bingo Onomatopoeia), and PwrHm, a work by Canadian composer Tina Pearson (aka Humming Pera) with visuals by media artist Sachiko Hayachi (aka Goodwind Seiling) that was premiered by AOM at a mixed reality concert in New York city.

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse Performers, June 20, 2008

Bingo Onomatopoeia (Andreas Mueller), Regensburg, Germany
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom (Biagio Francia), Agropoli, Italy
Fernsing Llewelyn (Cathy Lewis), Victoria, BC, Canada
Gumnosophistai Nurmi (Leif Inge), Oslo, Norway
Humming Pera (Tina Pearson), Victoria, BC, Canada
Ida Aabye (Nathalie Fougeras), Paris / Brussel
Lizsolo Mathilde (Liz Solo), St. John's, Nfld, Canada
Miulew Takahe (Bjorn Eriksson), Solleftea, Sweden
North Zipper (Norman Lowrey), Madison, NJ, USA
Paco Mariani (Chris Wittkowsky), Regensburg, Germany
Trombonejen Wigglesworth (Jen Baker), San Francisco, USA
Zonzo Spyker (Viv Corringham), Minneapolis, USA, London, UK

June 20 Concert Composers:
Pauline Oliveros (aka Free Noyes)
Bjorn Eriksson (aka Miulew Takahe)
Andreas Mueller (aka Bingo Onomatopoeia)
Tina Pearson (aka Humming Pera)