Category Archives: music

AOM at Interaccess

On Sunday February 23 the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse gave a Special Matinee Performance live @ Interaccess in Toronto and simultaneously on the Odyssey Simulator. Tina Pearson (Victoria) of AOM was in attendance in Toronto to conduct the performance and give a workshop and artist talk.

http://www.vectorfestival.org/avatar-orchestra-metaverse-special-matinee-performance/

photo of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse by Frieda Korda

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The Black Bags at Club Morpheus

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SATURDAY JUNE 29 – Join us at Club Morpheus for the virtual release party for Odyssey members The Black Bags‘ new full length album. Vaneessa Blaylock is hosting a dance party and has invited The Black Bags to spin their new record for the first hour. Come dance with us at 8 PM SLT at Club Morpheus on LEA to a new album that has been described as “track after track of pure rock goodness”. Damian Lethbridge of thescope.ca

Here’s the SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA11/104/85/21

The album is available for download online. All are welcome to download for free but, until July 1st, any proceeds from the sale of downloads will go to the Odyssey Simulator. Here is the link to the album:

The Black Bags on Bandcamp 
ClubMorpheus

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Avatar Orchestra machinima

The machinima is slowly outputting from the 2012 Odyssey Performance Art Festival. Here is machinima documentation from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse’s performance at the 2012 Odyssey Performance Art Festival (The End of the World Festival). The performance took place on December 21, 2012, 10 am SLT at the AOM space at Odyssey in Second Lif and was projected live at Museum Sorgdrager, Ameland (The Netherlands) and at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)

New Mayan-inspired mask instruments designed by Norman Lowrey with additional instrumental mixes conceived and/or built by AOM members Andreas Mueller, Pauline Oliveros, Viv Corringham, Bjorn Eriksson, Shintaro Miyazaki, Sachiko Hayashi and Tina Pearson and with elements from the work of Stelarc. Set by Frieda Kuterna.

Machinima by Liz Solo

For a photo set from this performance please see this post:
https://odysseysimulator.com/2013/01/03/aom-at-2013-odyssey-festival/

DJ Jce Emoto at End of the World Afterparty

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DJ Jce Emoto of dfm.nu DJing for the End of the World Festival Afterparty on Odyssey. Amazing tunes and sounds, we danced the night away.

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AOM at 2013 Odyssey Festival

The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse perform a live concert to open the 2013 Odyssey Performance Art Festival. New Mayan-inspired mask instruments designed by Norman Lowrey were shared with Second Life audience, and and all were taken on a seamless sound trip as only AOM can deliver.

With additional instrumental mixes conceived and/or built by AOM members Andreas Mueller, Pauline Oliveros, Viv Corringham, Bjorn Eriksson, Shintaro Miyazaki, Sachiko Hayashi and Tina Pearson and with elements from the work of Stelarc. Set by Frieda Kuterna.
Live on Odyssey and projected live at
Museum Sorgdrager, Ameland (The Netherlands)
and at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)
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Techno Dream and Nightmare Choir

The Black Bag Media Collective
in collaboration with the Sound Symposium 
and the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator
present:

TECHNO DREAM AND NIGHTMARE CHOIR
a Feisty, participatory Community Art intervention about networked technology.



OPEN INVITATION
from the Black Bag Media Collective and artist in residence Tina Pearson


Send us your Dreams (Send us your Fears)
“Techno Dream and Nightmare Choir” is a Feisty participatory Community Art intervention challenging beliefs about networked technology and its impact on … well, everything.
Inspired by the international Complaints Choir movement, the “Techno Dream and Nightmare Choir” invites everyone to participate. You can join the project by sending us messages about your fears and dreams about networked technology; by coming to live sessions at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio; by participating online via Second Life, Skype, email, Facebook, Twitter and LiveStream; and/or by coming to our live performance on Friday July 20th at 8 PM at the LSPU Hall Second Space.

HOW TO PARTICPATE
FIND US AT THE SOUND SYMPOSIUM
Tina and BBMC members will be presenting workshops and performances as part of this year’s Sound Symposium – Saturday April 14th – Workshop with Tina Pearson, Liz Solo and the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse at 1 PM. Performance at 3 PM. Both events take place at the LSPU Hall. Talk to us!
SEND US YOUR FEARS AND YOUR DREAMS ANYTIME BEFORE JULY 18TH
In your communications, please let us know if you are interested in performing in person or online on July 20 at 8 PM local time in St John’s, Newfoundland. (See the questions below for ideas)
Points of contact:
Skype us: theblackbags
Twitter your ideas #bbmc
Email or Text us at theblackbags@gmail.com
Leave a message on our landline at 709.722.9915
Post a message on our Facebook Wall:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-BagsBBMC/126894367370399


JOIN US IN THE BBMC STUDIO/ON ODYSSEY
SLURL TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Join us for Daily workshops/interactions – all are welcome at the BBMC Studio and on Odyssey
Anytime between 3 – 7 PM Local Time
July 16 – 19
177 Water Street, 2nd Floor


COME TO THE HYBRID REALITY PERFORMANCE EVENT
8 pm Friday July 20
LSPU Hall Second Space
3 Victoria Street,
St. John’s Newfoundland
PWYC at the door.

MORE
In ancient times, communities regularly gathered together to make collective songs ward off fears, entice beneficial outcomes and to generally make sense of life and its changes through ritual and creative play. We invite you to gather with us to renew that practice in these a-changing networked times. Tell us your fears and dreams, what makes you happy or sad, about today’s networked technology and how it is embedded in your life. 


We will create a set of hybrid Songs rooted in St John’s, inspired by contributions from far and wide … and perform them in a suitably hybrid and networked form.
Black Bag Media Collective’s artist in residence, Tina Pearson, along with BBMC founders Liz Solo, Mike Kean and Marcel Levandier are the hosts and facilitators of this investigation. True to the theme of the project, the Techno Dream and Nightmare song cycle will be made using a mix of readily available audio technologies – from human voices, rocks, sticks and acoustic instruments, to electronic instruments, digital instruments, iPhones, and virtual instruments. Participants and performers will be connected through readily available networked technologies – telephone, email, Skype, Second Life and streaming. Participation is open to anyone wanting to participate in St John’s or online. The performance will be co-ordinated at the Black Bag Media Collective studio in St John’s, Newfoundland and will culminate in a live event at the LSPU Hall Second Space on Friday July 20th at 8 PM.


See:
http://www.theblackbags.com
http://tinapearson.wordpress.com
http://hummingpera.blogspot.ca/
This project made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts Section. http://www.canadacouncil.ca

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Immersed with AOM

Immersed with AOM – A Benefit for Odyssey
 
Odyssey is very happy to announce the final performance in our 2012 Fundraising Series – very generously donated by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and including the offer of AOM instruments in exchange for donations!! Read on for details (from AOM Homepage):
 

 

Saturday, March 24 1 pm SLT
Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator, Second Life
 

 

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 in performance with AOM in exchange for donations to Odyssey.This is a very 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.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, 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 below)Andreas Mueller’s WEE NO KRESH and ALEATRICITY,preceded by the sale of dancing animations and sounding instruments that will light up your Second Life dancing experience.SATURDAY MARCH 24 1 – 2 pm SLT

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)

 

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