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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

AOM @ at Crosswire/NIMK Amsterdam opening 2nd july

Optofonica presents: From 03-07-2008 until 26-07-2008Aernoudt Jacobs (BE), Sagi Groner (IL/NL), Kaffe Matthews (UK), Telcosystems (NL) and TeZ + Janis Ponisch (IT/DE).The Amsterdam festival 5 days off kicks off with the opening of the exhibition “Optofonica presents: Crosswire – in search of the synesthetic effect” on Wednesday 2 July 08 at 18.30 hrs.During opening : 7:30 pm performance Avatar Metaverse Orchestra 8:30 pm Aernoudt Jacobs

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Video document of AOM performance (by Liz Solo)

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse performance June 20, 2008 at U21 Global in Second Life
Filmed by Liz Solo while she was performing.

Excerpts from:

Rue Blanche by Bjorn Eriksson / Miliew Takahe
instruments by Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia

Wee No Kresh by Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia 
instruments and animations by composer

PwRHm by Tina Pearson / Humming Pera
instruments by Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia
receivers and particle design by Sachiko Hayashi / Goodwind Seiling

Fragula by Bjorn Eriksson / Miliew Takahe
instruments and animations by Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia

Heart of Tones by Pauline Oliveros / Free Noyes
instruments, colours and animations by Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia