About AOM

The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse


The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, formed in March, 2007, is a globally dispersed collective of composers, musicians and media artists who meet in the online 3D environment Second Life to investigate and expose new possibilities for developing audiovisual works that challenge conventional practices of perceiving, creating, performing and listening to music. They design and play new otherworldly virtual instruments while experimenting with identity, perception, telepathy and collectivity. Within AOM, a new kind of listening is unfolded, inviting subtle yet powerful connections made audible within a rich and wildly varying audiovisual world. AOM’s 'instruments' are created within the Second Life environment, making it possible for each performer in the Orchestra to trigger sounds independent from one another and to play together in real time. 

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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.



CURRENT MEMBERS updated September, 2013


Avatar Name, aka RL Name (City, Country)


BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom, aka Biagio Francia (Agropoli, Italy)
Free Noyes, aka Pauline Oliveros (Kingston, NY, USA)
Frieda Korda, aka Frieda Kuterna (Regensburg, Germany)
Groucho Parx, aka Brenda Hutchinson (Brooklyn & San Francisco, USA)
Gumnosophistai Nurmi, aka Leif Inge (Oslo, Norway)
Humming Pera, aka Tina M. Pearson (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Lizsolo Mathilde, aka Liz Solo (St. John's, Nfld., Canada)
Maxxo Klaar, aka Max D. Well (Regensburg, Germany)
Miulew Takahe, aka Björn Eriksson (Sollefteå, Sweden)
North Zipper, aka Norman Lowrey (New Jersey, USA)
Paco Mariani, aka Chris Wittkowsky (Regensburg, Germany)
Zonzo Spyker, aka Viv Corringham (Minneapolis, MN, USA / London, UK)


INSTRUMENT / RECEIVER / ANIMATION / SET BUILDERS

Bingo Onomatopoeia, aka Andreas Müller (Regensburg, Germany) [HUD, Receiver, Animation builder 2007 - 2013]
Flivelwitz Alsop, aka Tim Risher, (Durham, North Carolina, USA) [HUD, Animation builder]
North Zipper, aka Norman Lowrey (New Jersey, USA) [HUD, Receiver, Set, Animation builder]
Goowind Seiling, aka Sachiko Hayashi (Stockholm, Sweden)
Fau Ferdinand, aka Yael Glicks (London, England) [Photographer, Consultant]

Evo Szuyuan, aka Brigit Lichtenegger (Rotterdam, Netherlands) [Videographer] 
Frieda Korda, aka Frieda Kuterna (Regensburg, Germany)


VIDEOGRAPHERS / MACHINIMA MAKERS / AUDIO RECORDISTS / PHOTOGRAPHERS

Arahan Claveau, aka Steve Millar (London, UK) [Videographer]  
Loop Luo, aka Loopland (Regensburg, Germany) [Audio Recording, Streaming]
Lizsolo Mathilde, aka Liz Solo (St. John's, Nfld., Canada) [Machinima, Photography]



PAST / PERIODIC COMPOSERS, PERFORMERS, MEMBERS  

Bingo Onomatopoeia, aka Andreas Müller (Regensburg, Germany)
Cajska Carlsson, aka Simon Jones (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Bluewave Ogee, aka Leslie Jarmon (Austin, USA)
Carolhyn Wijaya, aka Carolyn Oakley (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
DeThomas Dibou, aka Detlef Thomas (Regensburg, Germany) [Set Design & Construction]
Fernsing Llewellyn, aka Catherine Fern Lewis (Prospect Lake, BC, Canada)
Frans Peterman, aka Peter Mertens (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gargamel Frequency, aka Peter Wong (San Francisco/Oakland, USA
Goodwind Seiling, aka Sachiko Hayashi (Stockholm, Sweden)
Hars Hefferman, aka Harold Schellinx (Paris, France)
Janne Janus (Sweden)
Juniverse Stockholm, (Sweden) 
Ida Aabye, aka Nathalie Fougeras (Brussel, France / Solleftea, Sweden)
Maximillian Nakamura, aka Shintaro Miyazaki (Berlin, Germany)
Nnoiz Papp, aka Tobias Becker (Haan)
Pow Zero, aka Ryan Ross Smith (Berkeley, USA)
Saara Edring, aka Seidi Palonen (Helsinki, Finland)
StuArtnoise Sass aka Stuart Dempster (USA)
Sum Noyes, aka Monique Buzzarté (USA)
Toyoji Tomita, aka Toyoji McDonnell (USA)
Trombonejen Wigglesworth, aka Jen Baker (California, USA)
Vit Latynina, aka Max D. Well (Regensburg, Germany)
Weave Noyes, aka Sarah Weaver (New York, USA)
Wirxli Flimflam, aka Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Xisuthra Lomu, aka Erik Rzepka (Vancouver, BC, Canada)