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.

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).

Click here for link to Video

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.