Join the team from the Albany St Studio on 22 March who are investigating remote music production, recording and performance through their high-end, KAREN connected digital music production console.
About this seminar
Run by the University of Otago, the Albany St Studio recently welcomed the addition of a state of the art digital production console. With the console now connected to KAREN, the music men of Albany St Studio are starting to gather a team of musicians, researchers and companies interested in experimenting with music at a distance.
Join Stuart Barson and John Egenes from 3:30 – 4:30pm on Tuesday 22 March to hear about their plans for the studio and their recent exploratory trips to the UK and USA to meet leaders in digital music and plant the seeds of artistic collaborations.
This open seminar is being held via the KAREN Video Conferencing Service.
How to participate
See the ‘KAREN seminar: Music without borders’ event listing for connection details.
View the ‘Music without borders’ case study on our website
A live, multi-party musical performance for the Beijing MusicAcoustic 2010 festival took place over KAREN last week, using the new internet addressing standard IPv6.
Multi-country, collaborative musical performance
Musicians in New Zealand, Canada and China gave a real-time, collaborative performance to a live audience in Beijing. The piece by University of Waikato composer Associate Professor Ian Whalley was called Mittsu no Yugo.
The composition melds aspects of sonic cultures from three points of the Pacific Rim. In Hamilton the performers were Whalley, violin lecturer Lara Hall and masters grad Hannah Gilmour. David Larson (Buffulo Drum) was in Canada and Bruce Gremo (Shakuhachi) was in Beijing were the Beijing Musicacoustic 2010 was held.
Composer Ian Whalley says “new composition techniques were required in the work to accommodate the visual latency of the digital video, and provide structures that also allow for spontaneous input from performers, as the work is improvised interactively and live.”
You can find David Larson’s commentary on the performance here:
The nuts and bolts
Technically, it involved linking multiple digital video channels and independent high quality multiple digital audio channels between the three countries to allow the real-time, interactive performance. The work is a first from this distance using the new internet IPv6 format, and multiple audio channels.
This performance was part of the University of Waikato’s participation in the Syneme programme – an international collaboration in telemedia arts, that takes advantage of the worlds National Research and Education Networks. You can find more information about Syneme on the KAREN wiki at http://wiki.karen.net.nz/index.php/Syneme.