Saturday, March 6, 2010

Avatar Orchestra to Collaborate with Stelarc

AOM has been invited to collaborate on a performance work with the Australian performance artist Stelarc for a presentation at the Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) Conference to be held in London from September 5 - 8, 2010. The invitation comes via Franziska Schroeder, the Program Chair for this year's DRHA conference, and professor at the School for Music and Sonic Arts at Queen's University in Belfast. 

The Orchestra will create an interactive audiovisual landscape which they will perform in Second Life and streamed to the Conference performance site, while Stelarc and Franziska will appear both as avatars in Second Life and as live, computer controlled bodies at the Conference site. Pauline Oliveros will also be appearing in Second Life with AOM. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting project.