Interactive Realtime Composition
for live-musicians, sampler, computer and headlights
controlled by radio listeners and Internet users
18 Sept 1997, 22:17 - 24:00 MET
Austrian Radio (Ö1: 92 MHz) / RealAudio
|David Ender (A)||gusla, hurdy-gurdy, rebec, endophon, shortwaves|
|Helmut Neugebauer (A)||saxophone, flute & live-electronics|
|Elisabeth Flunger (I)||percussions|
|Peter Panay (AUS)||E-guitar & bouzouki|
|Mary Oliver (USA)||violin, viola & voice|
|Richard Barrett (GB)||sampler|
|Karlheinz Essl (A)||computer, computer-controlled piano, computer speech & live-electronics|
CRESTRON control interface: Walter Thornton / MOCOM GmbH
Internet programming: Volker Christian (court. of Virtual Feedback)
sound engineers: Karl Petermichl, Christian Sodl
presentation: Reinhard Kager
A vision that has been haunting me since a couple of years:
user interface of Amazing Maze (1996/97)
During a fruitful and challenging collaboration between different soloists and composers (mainly carried out via the Internet), the initial concept gradually changed: from a hermetic sound installation, the piece developed towards an improvisation environment which is capable of reacting on exterior influences.
During the concert, which is being broadcasted on the radio and on the Internet as well, listeners may influence the musical behavior of this improvisation environment by either dialing a toll-free telephone number:
or by clicking on this button
Each call triggers a random-controlled algorithm that determines which musicians play together. The resulting changes in music can immediately be witnessed by listening to the radio or the RealAudio stream.
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Updated: 22 Dec 2012