Gridjam is an experimental project, a collaboration of music, visual art, science and
technology, and foremost, a world-class work of art and performance that stretches the ideas of what
performance is and can be in a truly global society. Gridjam assembles a visual artist, a composer,
musicians, scientists and technologists to produce a real-time, globally distributed performance in virtual
space that employs the high performance communications network that is rapidly bringing the globe to a
point and virtual venue. Gridjam will also demonstrate the power of world-class art–in a virtual world--reach
audiences across the expanse of space and time from multiple venues.
Visualization: Jack Ox and Dave Britton
Music: Alvin Curran, composer and musician, Del Sol
Quartet and Anthony Braxton playing.
Organizations and Venues
University of New Mexico’s College of Fine Arts,
with resources of the Art Research Technology and
Science Laboratory and the Center for High
The Desert Organ stop inside
the Virtual Color Organ™ . This
The California Institute for Telecommunications &
is the VR space where Gridjam
Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego,
will be visualized- a metaphor
University of Alberta,
for an orchestra seen through
University of Amsterdam in collaboration with De
different landscape formations.
The Laboratory for Creative Arts and Technologies
(L-CAT) at Louisiana State University
Image map created in MAXmsp giving dynamic and pitch information
for modeling the sound in 3D. The green line reflects dynamic and the
red line is the pitch.
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