An intermedia telepresence concert with interactive dance, music and video, staged simultaneously in California and New York.

Live dance, music and processed video animations generated at both locations were interchanged between the two sites using high-bandwidth Internet2 network technology. A cast of 25 student performers and media artists using the Active Space system at University of California, Irvine tracked the movement of dancers performing structured improvisations. In response, the composition systems produced synthesized video and audio combining live and pre-recorded vocals and visuals to create a mediascape screened simultaneously at both sites and streamed live over the web. At New York University the mediascape was integrated within a live electro-acoustic music concert.

Venues

Frederick Loewe Theatre, New York

Winifred Smith Hall, Irvine, California

Credits

Composers: Dinu Ghezzo, John Gilbert, Martin Gotfrit

Choreographer: Lisa Naugle

Media design & live video mix: John Crawford

UCI student performers and media artists: Aaron Cota, Alyssa Plackitt, Amy Lewis, Anaelle Echalier, Aubri Siebert, Beverly Andrews, Byeong Sam Jeon, Candice Cross, Jamie McCann, Jessica Wung, Julie Parker, Laura Muscianese, Marc Sicignano, Marci Tuttle, Michael Lane, Natalia Valerdi, Quin Kennedy, Rachel Pace, Rocky Kamdar, Sarah Luna, Shadi Shariat, Silvia Lindtner, Valerie Browne, Valerie Cabag, Wendy Carcano.

Production date: April 2007

Acknowledgements

ACSUS: Association for Canadian Studies in the United States

Calit2: California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

UROP: UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Bren Foundation

Apple Computer

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

UCI Department of Dance

Beall Center for Art and Technology