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 17, 2012

Immersed with the Avatar Orchestra - A Benefit for Odyssey



Saturday, March 24 1 pm SLT
Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator, Second Life
http://map​s.secondli​fe.com/sec​ondlife/Od​yssey/133/​161/306

Bring your musical mind
bring your Lindens

and prepare to be immersed, soothed, inspired, mesmerized, energized and downright amazed.

Join the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse Saturday, March 24 in a celebration of their 5 years working at Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator in Second Life. Odyssey hosts some of the most adventurous and thought-provoking art-making in virtual reality. It exists through the volunteer management of Liz Solo and Fau Ferdinand. Funds raised will help fund the cost of renting the Second Life simulator from Linden Labs.

Guests will be given an insider experience of the Orchestral dynamic and offered virtual audio-visual instruments, animations, seats and the chance to play music with AOM in exchange for donations to Odyssey.

This is a rare opportunity to have access to a limited set of AOM instruments and instruction and to experience the deep telematic experience of playing with the seasoned members of the Orchestra in this platform.

The program features the creations of AOM's three instrument builders / script artists and members of AOM's performing core. (See list here)

PROGRAM

Tim Risher's RITUAL,
in which the audience will be surrounded by undulating chanting sounds and the ritualistic dance of avatars.

Norman Lowrey's IN WHIRLED (TRANCE)FORMATIONS, with guest participants
preceded by a demonstration of Norman's amazing set of Singing Masks, which are offered for sale to support Odyssey. Participants will be instructed in HUD use and invited to perform this piece with AOM. (see photos and video below)

Andreas Mueller's WEE NO KRESH and ALEATRICITY,
preceded by the sale of dancing animations and sounding instruments that will enlighten your understanding of virtual dancing and rhythms.


SATURDAY MARCH 24 1 - 2 pm SLT
ODYSSEY http://map​s.secondli​fe.com/sec​ondlife/Od​yssey/133/​161/306

See you there!

How to buy Lindens:
Payments can also be made via Paypal to Odyssey - Email Odyssey: odysseyart​ssl@yahoo.​ca

Singing Masks offered by donation (minimum 500 Lindens)

Norman Lowrey's Singing Masks are modeled on Real Life Singing Masks. Info here. Each virtual Singing Mask / HUD embodies a set of specific earth element gives the wearer the ability to play a set of short and long sounds, emit particles, and perform ritualized animations.


Virtual Singing Masks and Sampanophones in action here









Singing Mask and Sampanaphone photos and posters by Flivelwitz Alsop aka Tim Risher

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