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Re: [microsound] performing in "second life"?

hi John,

i just had a concert in second life, in fact. it was with Pauline Oliveros, her
ensemble at RPI where she teaches, and the 'Avatar Orchestra Metaverse'.

the AOM were the impetus for playing in/with second life, as this is where all their concerts take place. one of the pieces that they played involved a lot of circuit-bent instrument sounds, and i would qualify as microsound-ish.

more info can be found at http://avatarorchestra.blogspot.com/
and their concerts seem to all be taking place at 'U21 Global' within second life.
there was some great set design for our performance, done by some of

i can say from experience that working between second and real life provides some interesting challenges in regards to the split in visual/sonic perspective,
and how to convey this to an audience (both in real and second life).


On 22-Nov-08, at 12:02 PM, John Hudak wrote:

hello folks. a query. after having heard rolf julius play last evening at roulette in nyc, i got to thinking about what the "experimental intermedia foundation" must have been like in the 60s and 70s as described in tom
johnson's book of writings.  my impression is that it was a place for
musicians to experiment with sounds in front of other musicians (as well as
other interested parties), and perhaps get feedback on what they were
doing. there are a number of spaces in nyc that this may informally occur at, roulette being one of them; but what would it be like if something like
this were to be started in "second life."  while i know almost next to
nothing about "second life," i was wondering if there are perhaps some
people on the microsound list that have had any experience with this kind of thing, and if people know of some spaces that already exist there that might be interested in microsound-ish sounds. also, if anyone can recommend a
place to start into "second life," that would also be nice.



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