[Jan 17] ZOOM IN: OLAP discussion group

Stay Tuned for Sunday January 17th from 3 – 5 pm for a new community discussion group in collaboration with Experimental Intermedia. ZOOM IN: OLAP centered on Online Live Art Performance.

January 17, 2021 @ 3 pm John King and Brandon Collwes talk about Sonic Gatherings

January 31, 2021 @ 3 pm Jenny Pickett and Julien Ottavi of APO-33 from Nantes, France.

February 14, 2021 @ 3 pm Sarah Weaver

February 28, 2021 @ 3 pm Kat Mustatea

March 14, 2021 @ 3 pm Ellen Pearlman

Mar 28, 2021 with guest Alarm Will Sound

April 11, 2021 @ 3 pm with Quarantine Concerts/ESS

In January 2021, Harvestworks and Experimental Intermedia will launch a new online forum to reflect on the aesthetic and technical dimensions of live streaming and to share knowledge among the participants. These meetings will feature practitioners from different artistic fields (music, live visuals, performance, dance, theater) who will speak about their approaches and experiments with online performance (sound, video, conferencing, streaming software, aesthetic and organizational approaches), followed by Q&A.  The forum will also be open to hearing about new ideas and projects that are in development from the participants.

Since Covid-19 hit us in March 2020 many live art practices have moved to Zoom and other web conferencing platforms. While this was so exciting, even keeping us sane in the early days of the coronavirus, the ever-increasing online live streaming events are starting to seem more and more all the same and are holding our attention less and less. 

This is partly because all of these events happen on the same computer/tablet/smartphone screen that we are using for work and often on the very same web conferencing software.  Also, it is because a lot of these streaming events end up looking like “badly made TV”. What can we do?

The unexpected arrival of the pandemic forced many live performance artists into live streaming as a make-shift temporary presentation alternative.   Figuring it out on the fly, they were able to continue to produce some form of creative activity on the new platform… But, we quickly found out that commercial web conferencing software was not designed for artistic performance. Worldwide,  the virus seems here to stay, and the reality of in-person audiences being able to convene safely is moving further and further into the future. It is time to re-think the online presentation of live art practices and to imagine new approaches that are far better suited for the new performance stage.  

Moderated by Katherine Liberovskaya of Experimental Intermedia and Harvestworks Director Carol Parkinson

A collaboration between Harvestworks and Experimental Intermedia


OLAP #2 with APO-33

CCRMA Quarantine Concerts (Stanford) https://ccrma.stanford.edu/concerts

Culture HubLiveLab

Registration for Sonic Gatherings:  https://tiny.cc/SonicGathering

OBS Ninja

CCRMA JackTrip Virtual Studio (JackTrip Foundation) can use Amazon web services: https://www.jacktrip.orghttps://www.jacktrip.org/studio.html

Quacktrip and Netty NcNetface – network audio for musicians 

Sonobus High Quality Network Audio Streaming  sonobus.net

Broadcast Using This Tool: https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/

OLAP #3 with Sarah Weaver

Chris Chafe chrischafe.net

Mark Dresser mark-dresser.com

Pauline Oliveros paulineoliveros.us


QuackTrip (Miller Puckett)


Quaxtrip (built on Quacktrip)?





OLAP #4 Kat Mustatea:

Oedipus ZoomThe One and Only Amanda Palmer  – Project Y Theater
NowhereMozilla Hubs

NY Live Arts
Kat + Heidi Nowhere event on March 11! https://www.urnowhere.com/fest


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