[dance-tech] Re: announcement: Disparate Bodies: A three-way Network Performance

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:22:08 -0000

Prof. Johannes Birringer
Chair in Drama and Performance Technologies
School of Arts 
Brunel University
West London 
UB8 3PH   UK
+44  (0)1895 267 343  (office)

-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes Birringer
Sent: Wed 11/14/2007 3:40 PM
To: dancetech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: announcement: Disparate Bodies: A three-way Network Performance
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Dear All.
sorry for X posting.
I hope this is of interest to some of you. You can experience this
concert in a variety of ways (live, online or in SecondLife)

Disparate Bodies: A three-way Network Performance
29th November 2007
Belfast (Sonic Arts Research Centre): 8PM UK TIME
Hamburg (Hochschule f=FCr Musik und Theatre): 9PM CET
Graz (Insitut f=FCr Elektronische Musik and Akustik): 9PM CET
[Admission Free]

Within the context of EU Culture 2007 project COMEDIA, the Sonic Arts 

Research Centre, the Hochschule f=FCr Musik und Theatre Hamburg and the 

Insitut f=FCr Elektronische Musik and Akustik (KUG Graz) present a 
concert which showcases four unique strategies for music performance 
over networks. This event presents instrumental, audio-visual and 
laptop work and features music by John Cage, a network piece by Pedro 

Rebelo and structured improvisations with a distributed piano trio 
and a laptop trio. The concert will also take place in SecondLife 


Five (John Cage)
Cage's work is performed with a distributed quintet, making use of 
Georg Hajdu's Quintet.net software for network performance.

Piano Trio
A pianist in each site forms a distributed trio performing a free 
improvisation work. The performance utilises remote avatars developed 

at SARC which abstract and display gestures from remote performers.

Frequencyliator Laptop Trio
Developed at SARC by Alain Renaud, the Frequencyliator acts as a hub 
for laptop improvisation providing cues, distributing bandwidth and 
facilitating negotiation between performers through a voting system.

Disparate Bodies 2.0 (Pedro Rebelo)
First performed as version 1.0 in Belfast, NY and Stanford as part of 

NIME 2007, this work relies on the development of performative and 
improvisational strategies which take advantage of network 
performance scenarios through graphic notation and temporal 
structuring. The work itself is a clash of disparate approaches which 

form the basis of an investigation into relationships with musical 
potential (between performers, performers and audiences, composition 
and improvisation etc...). Help shape the performance by distributing 

scores over space and time using the online db_editor.
The db_editor invites to public to shape the performance of Disparate 

Bodies by manipulating various graphic score sources. The changing 
position of each symbol is reflected in the order and duration of 
each score element during the performance. By dragging the symbols 
over the map you are editing two aspects of how the final performance 

score will be put together and displayed to audiences and performers 
on the three sites. The time of edit (shown on the right column) 
determines the relative duration and order (most recent first) of 
score elements.
The position relates to how prominent score element for each site 
(e.g. a score element positioned over Belfast suggests that only 
performers in Belfast will play that element). This editor will be 
open till the 28th November 12:00 CET, when the final score sequence 
will be assembled.

More info, links to db_editor, web and second life streaming 
locations http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/pages/db/


dr  f r a n z i s k a    s c h r o e d e r
AHRC Research Fellow
Music and Sonic Arts
Queen's University Belfast

Tel. 028 9097 1024
Email: f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx

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