2016 Workshop on Performing Arts Production over Advanced Networks

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Agenda

Monday, March 21
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Atrium
Registration Opens
1:00 – 1:30 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
Welcome
  Speakers:

Ann Doyle, Cultural Initiatives, Internet2
Sigita Jurkynaitė, Project Management Assistant, GÉANT
Howard Herring, Chief Executive Officer, New World Symphony
John Kieser, Executive Vice President and Provost, New World Symphony

1:30 – 2:30 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
The Network Room
  Speaker:

Chris Chafe, Director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University

Until now, "network room" has been an enclosed space only in metaphor, where for the connected inhabitants, the place is a network location to gather and interact (chat rooms, game rooms, etc.). We describe an actual network room for musical interactions in which plausible, room-like reverberation is spawned between endpoints of our network audio software. Each new user becomes a node in a mesh and all sounds entering the mesh are reverberated by the mesh. The medium in which these echoes exist is not, however, air but the Internet and the acoustical properties differ because of the medium's distinct "physical laws."

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Atrium
Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
State of the Art
  Speaker:

Claudio Allochio, Advanced Applications Coordinator of GARR; LOLA project coordinator

Claudio Allochio leads a historical walkthrough of artistic interaction via networks and gives an overview of the emerging trends and technologies featured throughout the workshop.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
The Online Orchestra
 

Speakers:
Ian Biscoe, Artist, Falmouth University
Dr. Michael Rofe, Course Coordinator, BA(Hons) Music, Falmouth University
Dr. Federico Reuben, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, University of York

The Online Orchestra is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The objective is to use the internet to give children and amateur musicians who live in remote communities around the country the same opportunities to play in an orchestra as those who live in larger towns and cities. The Online Orchestra will allow people who live hundreds of miles apart to make music together for the first time. http://onlineorchestra.com

5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rooftop Terrace
Cocktail Reception
  Guests convene on the rooftop of the New World Center for beer, wine and light bites.
Tuesday, March 22
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Atrium
Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 AM
SunTrust Pavilion
Near in the Distance
  Speaker:

Renate Kreil, Arts and Culture, ACOnet

Near in the Distance 2 – an interactive music and dance performance – is the most recent collaboration by the MDW and ACOnet. This project saw musicians and dancers at various locations throughout the world connecting via high-speed audio and video links and interacting live. Artists in Barcelona, Prague, New York, Judenburg, Ljubljana or Vienna were forced to confront the challenge of accommodating or syncing with various delays inherent in the network. The stage experience blurred time and space, as well as physical presence and absence.

10:30 – 11:15 AM
Performance Hall
The Infinite Bridge
  Speakers:

Mike Ladoucer, Composer
Aurélien Krieger, London-based Interaction Designer, Media Art Producer, Educator

Following the successful debut of the Infintie Bridge at NPAPW 2015, composer Mike Ladoucer and visual artist Aurélien Krieger share the experience and challenges of creating the groundbreaking work. The theatrical piece includes three sites in its execution, blending musical cultures and blurring the lines of traditional performance.

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Atrium
Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
Ultragrid and the 4K Gateway
  Speaker:

Sven Ubik, Senior Researcher, CESNET

Enjoy a live demonstration of CESNET’s 4K Gateway – a device capable of streaming up to 4K uncompressed video with multichannel audio. Learn of recent developments with the versatile Ultragrid software platform, the first 4K streaming application capable of using consumer AV technology. Enjoy a live demonstration and performance between NWS Fellows and an organist in Prague, Czech Republic.

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Atrium
Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
The LOLA Triangle
  Speaker:

Claudio Allocchio, Advanced Applications Coordinator of GARR; LOLA project coordinator

It's not the Bermuda Triangle; it's the LOLA Triangle. Get the latest news about the multi-site evolution of LOLA, and start booking your tickets for the inauguration flight. Project coordinator Claudio Allocchio shares recent updates and developments on the horizon.

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Atrium
Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
Fostering International Collaborations
  Speakers:

Maria Isabel Gandía Carriedo, Head of Communications, CSUC
Emma Smith, Technical Specialist, JISC
Justin Trieger, Director of Distance Learning and New Media, New World Symphony
Ann Doyle, Cultural Initiatives, Internet2
Tania Lisboa, Research Fellow in Performance Science, Videoconferencing Programme Manager Royal College of Music
Greg Howe, Director of Distance Learning, Cleveland Institute of Music
Christianne Orto, Founding Director of Digital Learning Program, Manhattan School of Music
Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, Chair eCulture (APAN) and DCHH (MYREN), University of Malaya

A roundtable discussion about the challenges and opportunities offered through international collaborations, led by representatives from some of the more notable players in the distance learning and collaborative online performance arena. Hosted by Internet2's Community Engagement Manager, Ann Doyle.

4:30 – 7:30 PM Program Break
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Performance Hall
CENICtivity: Jazz Expressed Accross Networks / Magic City vs. Motor City: Internet2 Freestyle
 

Ian Biscoe, Artist, Falmouth University
Jana Bitterova, Dancer
Brigid Baker, Director, 6th Street Dance Studio
Mount Allen, Director of Operations, SF Jazz

Enjoy two performance pieces to cap off the day of programs, beginning with a telepresence theatre work that
examines the cultural ties formed by immigrants between their adopted home and their place of origin; the links that are established virtually between these places and peoples through the Internet. Physical actors in Miami are joined by multiple remote actors in several countries.

The second performance features a three-site Jazz jam of Mary Lou Williams’ Scorpio in C with members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars( in San Francisco), pianist Geri Allen from the University of Pittsburgh (at University of California-Davis) and Stanford Educator and technologist, Chris Chafe on Cello (in Miami).The performance highlights three networked Yamaha Disklaviers; one at each site, and the use of JackTrip and UltraGrid.

The third piece is an improvisatory exploration of two dominant urban dance styles, break dancing and the jit, between dance troupes hailing from the cities in which those styles were defined. Witness the dynamic dance dialogue between Miami and Detroit via Internet2 with support from musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State University and the New World Symphony Fellows.

*Magic City vs Motor City is made possible by the generous support of Wayne State University, Hardcore Detroit and CutTime Productions.

9:00 – 10:30 PM Workshop Reception
  Gather with fellow attendees and presenters at an offsite location for dinner and drinks.
Wednesday, March 23
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Atrium
Breakfast
9:30 – 10:15 AM
SunTrust Pavilion
Your TV is Too Slow
  Speaker:

Dan Nichols, Faculty, NIU School of Music

LOLA is an incredible tool, but your display, be it a flat screen TV, computer monitor or projector, may be holding you back. Discover which display technologies offer the fastest display-latency and why it is such a crucial factor for low-latency video conferencing applications.

Presentation Media (.pptx file)

10:15 - 11:00 AM
SunTrust Pavilion
Lightning Talks
  Speakers:

Jesper Andersen, Associate Professor and Head of Tonmeister Studies, Royal Danish Academy of Music
Maria Isabel Gandía Carriedo, Head of Communications, CSUC
Matt Parkin, Digital Content Production and Studio Services, Royal College of Music

A collective brainstorm with workshop presenters and attendees including quick presentations of the Creative Ring, a new experimental community offering a networking space for artists, creative talents and stakeholders working in the Creative industries, and the Digital Conservatoire, a new initiative by the Royal College of Music, London.

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Atrium
Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
Community Outreach over the Network
  Speaker:

Greg Howe, Director of Distance Learning, Cleveland Institute of Music
Cassidy Fitzpatrick, Director of Community Engagement, New World Symphony
Christianne Orto, Founding Director of Digital Learning Program, Manhattan School of Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music has one of the largest, video-conferencing based, community engagement programs in the country, with up to 500 sessions in a single academic year. Learn why community engagement has become such a priority for CIM and how it trains its students to be effective communicators in the medium. Manhattan School of Music will offer an overview of their community engagement program "Music Bridges" as well as "Digital Scholars Program," developed to empower graduate students to design, create and deliver content to classrooms worldwide, and will highlight recent initiatives to reach more schools and community organizations for music instruction over advanced networks. Cassidy Fitzpatrick, NWS Director of Community Engagement, will discuss how distance learning technology is integrated into NWS' Community Engagement programs such as NWS Connect and the Medellín Exchange, as well as the potential for more integration in the future.

Cassidy Fitzpatrick's Presentation Media (.ppt file)

12:30 - 1:00 PM
SunTrust Pavilion
Thank You and Wrap Up
  Speaker:

Ann Doyle, Cultural Initiatives, Internet2
Sigita Jurkynaitė, Project Management Assistant, GÉANT
Howard Herring, Chief Executive Officer, New World Symphony
John Kieser, Executive Vice President and Provost, New World Symphony