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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Avatar Orchestra Celebrates Pauline Oliveros' Eightieth

photo by Frieda Korda
  Happy AOMBirthday, Pauline


"Life begins at Eighty"

On the occasion of AOM member Free Noyes/Pauline Oliveros' Eightieth birthday year, AOM will perform a concert as a birthday present for Pauline.

Friday April 20, 
1pm SLT Odyssey
4 pm Concert Hall at Drew University
Madison, NJ

Hosted by AOM member North Zipper / Norman Lowrey at Drew University, this mixed reality event will feature two new pieces created for the occasion, as well as newly designed versions of two signature pieces from the repertoire.

We want to keep the details a secret so that we can surprise Pauline, who will be in attendance in both Second Life and Drew, but suffice to say that there will be accordions and sine tones a plenty!

If you are in the vicinity of Madison, New Jersey, please join the celebrations. 

We will have room for ten (low prim load) Second Life avatars if you wish to join us there. Please comment on this blog listing to receive an invitation. (First come, first served.)