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.

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.