Network Music Festival

A hi-tech musical weekender // 26-28th September 2014

G.I.A.S.O.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn international online orchestra developed by APO33 whose goal is to create a place for networked/web-radio performances.

“Great International Audio Streaming Orchestra” uses a bidirectional multiplex platform to perform and mix different audio sources via streaming. Over the time of the performance, streams (web-transmission) are re-made in the ‘local’ space using a system based on mixing multiple audio-streams through a spatial diffusion. GIASO creates a distributed orchestra, where musicians and composers can become virtual entities that emerge from a global community of nodes – audio explorers and performers’ networks.

APO33 has developed the software ICESTREAM for connecting individual audio streams of remote musicians together and transmitting these across the net, as well as in a performance/exhibition venue. Since its inception, this practice with web-radio, streaming has been important to APO33 and G.I.A.S.O offers the potential for experimental musicians to play together and develop works across the global community.

The GIASO is a modern ensemble using instruments such as the computer, sound synthesis tools and the field of electroacoustic exploration. It is also a group whose very existence and place of composition is on the Internet, it is also taking shape on stage or in an exhibition space through a live mix of spatial speakers and by the musicians representing the orchestra at the venue.

The Performance includes multiple (usually six) external players and each Live audio stream is remixed in situ, with the results of the orchestra streamed online both as feedback for the players and as a web-radio for online listeners.

The “Local” performance space includes a multichannel spatialisation system attached to each players sound output as well as multiple video projections each linked to an individual musicians’ stream. The projected images are affected by their sounds; a louder amplitude degrading the videos, whilst the frequency plays with the motion tempo of the films. This creates both a visual reference point for the “Live” activity contributed by the remote players as well as bringing into relation the specific sound environments that have an influence upon the orchestras players.

Performers in this concert: Phillippe Cavaleri, Erin Sexton, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Seamus O’Donnell, Emmanuelle Gibello, Julien Ottavi (in the space), Jenny Pickett (Mixing)

http://giaso.net/

APO33 is an Artists’ Collective and an interdisciplinary laboratory drawing on the artistic and technological fields, fosters various collective projects associating research, experimentation and social intervention.

In the continuity of the dynamics that has been opened by the free software movement, APO33 is structured as a modular space, initiating collaborative projects and creative processes, as well as exploring new artistic and creative modes of production and diffusion.

http://apo33.org