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.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Avatar Orchestra at NAISA in Toronto, Canada

Detail from 2-John particle emissions - design by Norman Lowrey. Photo Chris Wittkowsky.

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, with guest artists Stelarc and Pyewacket Kazyanenko in Second Life and vocalists Christine Duncan and Anne Bourne on site, will perform two concerts in Toronto November 4 and 6. The Orchestra appears as a guest of New Adventures in Sound Art during its 2010 Sound Play Festival.

AOM performing Rotating Brains / Beating Heart with Stelarc, Sept 2010. Photo Yael Gilks
November 4 Program
OCAD University
1 PM Toronto (10 AM SLT)

Fragula by Bjorn Eriksson
Aleatricity by Andreas Mueller
Rotating Brains / Beating Heart 
by Stelarc, Pauline Oliveros, Tina Pearson and AOM

Featuring live virtual performance by Stelarc and Pyewacket (Australia) and twelve AOM performers from California, British Columbia, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Norway, Finland, Bavaria and Italy 

November 6 Program 
NAISA's Artscape Wychwood Barns studio
8 PM Toronto (5 PM SLT)
601 Christie Avenue, Toronto

2-John by Viv Corringham (World Premiere)
PwRHm2 by Tina Pearson
In Whirled (Trance)formations by Norman Lowrey
Heart of Tones by Pauline Oliveros

Featuring vocalists Christine Duncan, Anne Bourne, Viv Corringham and Tina Pearson. Live virtual performance by Pauline Oliveros, Norman Lowrey, and the members of Avatar Orchetra Metaverse.