The only way to discover how a connection will react is to touch it, to play it, to perform the action itself.
Network music performance, as it is commonly defined today, is the live interaction between remote musicians navigating their interaction through internet technologies. It may involve aural, visual, and other forms of telematic communication designed to enable the musicians to perform together without being in immediate proximity. Such technologies are often referred to as “telepresence”, a term coined by Martin Minsky (1980), suggesting that “the biggest challenge to developing telepresence is achieving a sense of ‘being there.’
The artistic project Interwoven Sound Spaces enables rich, multi-sensory interaction in the context of telematic music performance. By combining textile wearable technologies, interaction design, interactive machine learning, and spatialised sound, we extend the experience of playing and spectating contemporary ensemble music telematically, beyond screen-based applications.
Ana Maria Rodriguez
Ensembles and Musicians:
Daniel Saur – percussion
Mina Fred – viola
Robert Ek – clarinets
Cosima Gerhardt – cello
Rebecca Lenton – flute
Theo Nabicht – contrabass clarinet
Thomas Bruns, Karin Weissenbrunner – Management
Interwoven Sound Spaces is a project co-led by Berit Greinke and Federico Visi at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Wearable Computing group – Universität der Künste Berlin:
Swedish partners :
Stefan Östersjö, Luleå Univeristy of Technology
Additional technical support :
Technische Universität Berlin – Audio Communication Studio
Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, ‘dive in’ programme. Co-funded by Einstein Center Digital Future.