ISIM performance with Ione & Pauline Oliveros

This performance was a mixed-reality improvisation between performers in the virtual world of Second Life and performers in Real Life at the International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM).

ISIM is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together performers, educators, researchers, students and community members from across the world, in an effort to recognize improvisation as a powerful tool for achieving this integration.

In this session, Second Life avatars danced with improvised music from Real Life at ISIM. “Real Life” performers were Pauline Oliveros – electronics, harmonica & small instruments with spoken word artist Ione & dancer Heloise Gold. Second Life performance featured animations and choreography by Josephine DoradoJohn D. MitchellEdo Paulus, Christine Benham, Lauren Watson and Sean Nevin – performing from Arizona, New York, and Amsterdam. Images and sounds of the performers from Real Life were projected into Second Life and vice versa, creating a mashup of real and virtual improv for both audiences.


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Saturday, 15 December 2007
10-11am PST / 1-2pm EST / 19:00-20:00 GMT+1
online in Second Life: Funk Soup Theater, Gembong West, 31/75/556  SLURL
and at Northwestern University School of Music, Lutkin Hall


Spoken word: Ione
RL dancer: Heloise Gold
Electronics/harmonica/small instruments: Pauline Oliveros
Animations / Second Life dancers: Josephine Dorado, Edo Paulus and members of ADaPT (Association for Dance and Performance Telematics)
ADaPT includes Arizona State University, Herberger College Dance: John D. Mitchell, Christine Benham, Lauren Watson; Virginia Piper School of Creative Writing: Sean Nevin
Tech Asst: Zevin Polzin