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.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Performance Video - Rotating Brains / Beating Heart at DRHA in London

A successful performance September 5, 2010 with Stelarc, Pauline Oliveros and Franziska Schroeder at the Digital Resources for the Humanities and the Arts Conference, Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity (Brunel University, UK).

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Yael Gilks filmed the event, including live performers Martin Parker (electronics) and Franziska Schroeder (saxophone). AOM and Free Noyes (Pauline Oliveros) are on screen with Stelarc and Pyewacket Kazyanenko (controlling Stelarc automatons). The Second Life camera operator Steve Millar (Arahan Claveau), and Second Life audio techs Biagio Francia and Dennis Moser can be seen in the background.

Thanks to Steve Millar/Arahan Claveau for editing and uploading the video.