The Global Orchestra will present a concert in association with the Ammerman Center 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College on March 1, 2014.
The performance will consist of 100 performers spread around the world making music together on laptops. Each performer will play, either by just typing keys on a keyboard (each key is a note in the scale, and there's about an octave and a half from "A" to "L" and beyond), or by plugging in a MIDI keyboard. Each performer will construct a set of samples to be their personal instrument. Music will be conducted in various ways: We'll have scrolling graphical scores (like Guitar Hero or a piano roll), directed improvisation, and some drum-circle-like playing.
The concert will have two public concert settings, 100 performers around the globe, and live Internet streaming so people can listen from anywhere. The concert halls are here in Gates and at the Ammerman Center 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College. There will be some live performers in Gates but music coming in from all over.