Nervous Orpheus

Interactive telecommunications performance between two cities, 1994
PictureTel system, two channels full screen video and two channels audio
Vancouver and Toronto, Canada (2800 miles, 4500 km)

Don Ritter: video and interactive music to video system (Orpheus)
David Rokeby: music and interactive video to music system (Very Nervous System)

CONFIGURATIONS

1: audience in Toronto uses body motion to control music in both cities through Very Nervous System
2: audience in Vancouver uses body motion to control music in both cities through Very Nervous System
3: music in Toronto controls video in both cities
4: music in Toronto controls video in Vancouver which controls music in Toronto (feedback)
5: audience in Toronto uses body motion to control music and video in both cities
6: audience in Vancouver uses body motion to control music and video in both cities
7: audiences in Vancouver and Toronto uses body motion to control music and video in both cities simultaneously

 

 

Produced with with assistance from the Centre for Image and Sound Research, Vancouver 
and McLuhan Program, University of Toronto