Ethernet Orchestra is an Internet based networked music ensemble exploring cross-cultural improvisatory collaboration through telematic audio platforms. The ensemble features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions, and combines an array of instruments including Mongolian horse fiddle & throat singing, tabla, Persian tanbur & tar blended with guitar, trumpet, sax and MAX /Msp processsing.
As a research project it focuses on a multimodal investigation of intercultural creativity and cognition in intercultural networked improvisation - see publishing for articles and papers.
Recent live performances include UpStage Festival of Cyberformance, 2nd Tehran Digital Art Exhibition, Tehran, Kunstmuhle Gallery, Brausnchweig, Germany, O-Town Sound, New York and Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Sydney.
An networked audio-visual performance featuring visual artist Graziano mixing visual collages to the ensembles improvisations.
Oceans between Sound considers the ebb and flow of network data as metaphor for the world oceans separating the members of the ensemble and their dispersed lives.
Presentation given in the online platform Waterwheel Tap featuring a developing multimodal case study analysis.
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Cyberformance Symposium was hosted by UpStage, the Waterwheel Tap and independent cyberformers, where participants discussed their online performances and practices with other artists, researchers and other interested participants.
Invited presentation of recent journal article in Organised Sound Listening Through The Firewall: Semiotics of Sound in Networked Improvisation. This was followed by a networked improvisatory performance with Tehran based oud player Benham Moayerian in the Moshen gallery.
TADAEX is an annual program featuring a mixture of of contemporary art practices with a commitment to share, introduce and promote digital and inter-disciplinary art with the help of international platforms such as ARS Electronica, Openframeworks.cc, Association of Neoroaesthetics and VisualBerlin.de.
Distant Presences III Networked A/V performance featuring Ethernet Orchestra and live networked visuals by Graziano Milano O-TOWN SOUND NYC- 12th November 2011
This unique A/V performance featured the late Richard Lainhart and Roger Mills performing in a one off live event with Yavuz Uydu (AU) and Hervé Perez (UK). Networked live cinema mixing by Graziano Milano in the online A/V interface VisitorsStudio. Remote listeners experienced the audio visual performance online. Details here.
DRHA conference, 4-7th September 2011 at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, China. Paper presentation included a live networked performance featuring Chinese Guzheng musicians Tao Han and Mao Danheng playing with the Ethernet Orchestra. Unfortunately the performance was abandoned due to Internet access problems resulting in a live collocated improvisation.
ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference , Atlanta, Georgia, 3-6th November 2011. One of twelve selected papers for presentation at the graduate student symposium. More details.
Guest Lecture 11th November 2011, Pauline Oliveros Doctoral Research Group, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany.
5th International Conference on Multimodality 2010, University of Technology, Sydney - Paper presentation and live improvised performance with Prof. Theo van Leeuwen.
Link to blog for ongoing updates and mp3 examples of project performances.
Sunday 20th June 9-10 pm (Sydney) 12-1 pm (UK) 1-2pm (Central Europe) 8-9 am (Londrina, Brazil).
"Distant Presences" is an improvised sound work which reflects the nature and aesthetic of the ensembles dispersed interaction. As divergent musical cultures meet in improvisation, the work is a meditation on the multifarious nature of location and being. It forms part of an ongoing series of networked improvisations curated by Furthernoise.org for "Explorations in Sound" Vol 5.
Featuring Live Performances from:
Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Mongolian Horse fiddle and throat singing)
Yavuz Uydu (Turkish Oud and Bendir)
Roger Mills (Processed Trumpets)
Londrina, Brazil - Chris Vine (Guitar)
Braunschweig, Germany – Martin Slawig (Laptop Electronics and Max/MSP processing)
London, United Kingdom - Graziano Milano.
Munich, Germany - Helen Varley Jamieson.
Sydney, Australia - Neil Jenkins.
Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Sydney, 17th June, 2010.
Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Mongolian horse fiddle and throat singing)
Roger Mills (Processed trumpets)
Martin Slawig (Laptop electronics and Max/MSP processing)
Debut live performance at Refraction, Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Sydney, 2nd September 2009.
Networked ensemble featuring:
Roger Mills (Processed Trumpet and Moog)
Yauvz Uydu (Oud & Bendir)
Mark Francombe (Processed Guitar)