|John Preston on Wed, 29 May 2019 16:25:32 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> No harmony|
Thanks Rachel, Ted and Iain, it's great to learn about all these connections. :)
I didn't mean anything too fancy by low-latency, just trying to get the performance, and the performers hearing each other and communicating, as close to a real-time as if they were stood in the same room. I thought radio would be a natural medium for this: get everyone tuned in to the same frequency at the same time, use a shortwave band  or something with wide propagation. This would obviously lose a lot of clarity and detail but I don't know how well you could orchestrate a live performance over the Internet with e.g. Skype. Even latency of 20ms can make musical collaboration difficult, so maybe radio would be more effective for this.
On 2019-05-29 15:05, Iain Boal wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up on this experiment, John. It puts me in mind of the indelible line in Arlene Hutton's fine play, As It is in Heaven, about Shaker golden age hierarchs - in this case, a couple of eldresses - coping with an outbreak of 'gifting' visions among the recent novices: ~ "No harmony, girls - you must sing in unison, otherwise we might as well be Baptists."
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