Young, John P.


Networked Music: Bridging real and virtual space

Organised Sound: Vol. 6, no. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 107-110.


Language(s): English


Interactivity Multimedia Internet Music


This article describes an exploration of utilising the World Wide Web for interactive music. The origin of this investigation was the intermedia work Telemusic #1, by Randall Packer, which combined live performers with live public participation via the Web. During the event, visitors to the site navigated through a virtual interface, and while manipulating elements, projected their actions in the form of triggered sounds into the physical space. Simultaneously, the live audio performance was streamed back out to the Internet participants. Thus, anyone could take part in the collective realisation of the work and hear the musical results in real time.