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, September 14, 2007

AOM performs at Open Space / Audio Space in Victoria - Canada on saturday 15th of september 2007



35th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting Saturday

September 15 2004, 2pm Open Space 510 Fort Street, Victoria, BCJoin us at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday September 15, 2007 at 2pm. At this special AGM (we also celebrate Open Space's 35th birthday) we review the financial statements, report on the past years programming and operations, and discuss special initiatives.

Schedule:
2:00 pm: AGM
3:00 pm: Break
3:15 pm Second Life virtual landscape, intro by avatar Tran Spire (Doug Jarvis)
3:20 pm Avatar Orchestra Metaverse performance and talk on Second Life. The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) will be performing Miulew’s Audiospace work Rue Blanche (liten to all AudioSpace submissions here) as well as two additional pieces from the AOM repertoire as part of the re-launch of Audiospace. This live SL performance will be projected onto a screen at OS for audience viewing. This will include an introduction to the AOM and its virtual instruments by Miuliew Takahe and the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
3:45 pm Audiospace showcase featuring Chantal Dumas' work, conference via Skype with Audiospace artists and via Second Life with Miulew, Wirxli and other Avatar Orchestra Metaverse members) and technology permits4:15 pm Open Space web launch with Jim Olson (TBC) and Ross Macaulay
4:30 pm Archive exhibit tour with Colleen Sanders, Blair Taylor and Ross Macaulay
4:45 pm Birthday celebrations: introductions to former directors (Konrad), tenant Hideko (if available), cake, snacks. Pulp mortgage to celebrate our debt holiday.

ORCHESTRAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SECOND LIFE by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse at Urban Interface | Oslo


AOM will be performing on saturday the 15th september on Urban Interface Oslo sometime between 14:45 and 16:00 CET.
To play live within Second Life means to play in a spatial sound environment. As a listener to inworld performance you will hear the music according to where you place yourself with respect to the performers, the performer close to you you hear better than you do the perfomer further away. This audience experience is essential to the performances of Avatar Orchestra Metaverse.At the Open Forum, Avatar Orchestra Metaverse will play live “Fragula” by Miulew Takahe. The instruments are by Bingo Onomatopoeia. The project will be presented by Leif Inge.
urban interface is both exhibition and artistic/curatorial research project exploring the interspaces between public and private urban space. In 2007 urban interface takes place in two European cities, Berlin and Oslo.The project deals with the changing notion of private and public space that occurs partly due to the everyday use of new technology.
In Oslo, urban interface includes a two-day international conference entitled ‘The Porous City: Art claiming the urban void’.urban interface is a project by Susanne Jaschko.

The Long Nights of Avatar Orchestra Metaverse - performances during august -07.














Long time no bloggings . . . . well it is lot's of things to catch up now which just makes me exhausted to "post-blog" about so I will here only mention those gigs and performances we did the latest weeks and also I warmly recommend Wirxli Flimflams great bloggings on AOM whereabouts in Chicago, Regensburg and Berlin.
So briefly here what we did on these long nights in late august. On friday the 24th of august we did the SLCC conference preformance. Here we ran the AOM classics.

Then day after we played forst at art.xxXtenxion happenings in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. Here we first played in the virtual Leerer Beutel for later transporting us and audiences to virtual Haidplatz where we once again did the master piece by Wirxli Flimflam, the Slippery Slope, now with even more slippery slopes by one of AOM's main architects Dethomas Dibou. Later same evening we did play twice at the kontrastorchester happenings at Kulturforum in Berlin, Germany. In
All of these three performance was mixed reality performance in the sense that AOM was presented to a RL audience with video projectors on the wall in parallell with us also having a virtual audience listening to us at the different SL rooms. . The Regensburg and Berlin sets also included real life navigators steering their avatars visible for real life audience coming to both Leerer Beutel in Regensburg and at Kulturforum in Berlin. At the Regensburger sets there were 4 navigators steering their avatars. The avatars steered was Paco Mariani, Maxxo Klaar, Jori Tokyo and Miulew Takahe. At the Berlin sets there where Bingo Onomatopoeia, Gumnosophistai Nurmi and AOMs founder Maximillian Makamura being navigated by their supreme beings. Here will soon be posted some photos from these events. 1.2.3.4.