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Experimenting with solo playing for development of Hummonica. Using 4 virtual instruments that together make up the Second Life composition PwRHm for Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. Samples (3 - 8 seconds) tuned to harmonic series of 50 and 60 Hz; 2 instruments are sine tones, 2 instruments are field recordings from electric motors. Concept/composition/sine tones: Tina Pearson/Humming Pera. Field Recordings, processing, HUD construction: Andreas Mueller/Bingo Onomatopoeia.

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Exploring Bjorn Eriksson's virtual Fragula HUD as a solo instrument for improvising. Sounds samples by Bjorn Eriksson (Miuliew Takahe in Second Life), HUDs built by Andreas Mueller (Bingo Onomatopoeia). Recorded with Wire Tap in Second Life.

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Second Life recording of Ending 3 with Gumnosophistai Nurmi and Humming Pera. Ursonate samples by Shintaro Miyazaki, virtual cello made by Robbie Dingo.

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Humming explores beatings and tonalities between the tones on the 2 main PwRHm instruments, and ways to consider the virtual/human interface in real time performance practice. Recorded June 3, 2009 with Wire Tap directly from Second Life.

Instruments built by Bingo Onomatopoeia.

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For Goodwind and Bingo
and Free and Ione

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Video excerpts of "PwRHm" performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse from a concert June 20, 2008 at the U21 Global sim on Second Life. Video by Liz Solo.

Concept / Composition: Humming Pera / Tina Pearson
Instruments built by Bingo Onomatopoeia / Andreas Mueller
Particles/Receivers designed by Goodwind Seiling / Sachiko Hayashi

In this video:
Bingo Onomatopoeia (Andreas Mueller), Regensburg, Germany
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom (Biagio Francia), Agropoli, Italy
Fernsing Llewelyn (Cathy Lewis), Victoria, BC, Canada
Gumnosophistai Nurmi (Leif Inge), Oslo, Norway
Humming Pera (Tina Pearson), Victoria, BC, Canada
Ida Aabye (Nathalie Fougeras), Paris / Brussel
Lizsolo Mathilde (Liz Solo), St. John's, Nfld, Canada
Miulew Takahe (Bjorn Eriksson), Solleftea, Sweden
North Zipper (Norman Lowrey), Madison, NJ, USA
Paco Mariani (Chris Wittkowsky), Regensburg, Germany
Zonzo Spyker (Viv Corringham), Minneapolis, USA, London, UK
Xisuthra Lomu (Erik Rzepka), Vancouver, BC, Canada

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A duo performance by Fernsing Llewelyn (Cathy Lewis) and Humming Pera (Tina Pearson) of the composition In Whirled (Trance) Formations by North Zipper (Norman Lowrey) in Second Life September 4, 2008. Instruments created by Norman Lowrey from his collection of singing masks.

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A trio performed in the Second Life Installation Bagdhad Streets (Better Worlds) with ambient sound from the installation (ocean surf, birdsong, crying). Musical sounds from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse HUD instruments built by Bingo Onomatopoeia (Andreas Mueller) from sound and compositions by Wirxli Flimflam (Jeremy Turner), Humming Pera (Tina Pearson) and Maximillian Nakamura (Shintaro Miyazaki). Performed by Gumnosophistai Nurmi (Leif Inge), Fernsing Llewellyn (Cathy Lewis) and Humming Pera. Recorded by Bingo Onomatopoeia.

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.............................. From a live performance on the virtual reality platform Second Life and screened in New York at the Deep Listening Institute Women and Identity concert April 17, 2008.

Composer: Tina Pearson / Humming Pera, Victoria, Canada
Instrument Builder, Field Recording samples: Andreas Mueller / Bingo Onomatopoeia, Regensburg, Germany
Set Design: Sachiko Hayachi / Goodwind Seiling, Stockholm, Sweden

Recorded by Bingo Onomatopoeia, from his perspective as a performer as he moved through the performance platform in shifting relationship to the sounds of the other players.

Performers:
Bingo Onomatopoeia (Andreas Mueller), Regensburg, Germany
Blaise delaFrance (Biagio Fracia), Italy
Fernsing Llewelyn (Cathy Lewis), Victoria, BC, Canada
Free Noyse (Pauline Oliveros), Kingston, New York, USA
Gumnosophistai Nurmi (Leif Inge), Oslo, Norway
Humming Pera (Tina Pearson), Victoria, BC, Canada
Maxxo Klaar (Max D. Well), Regensburg, Germany
Paco Mariani (Chris Wittkowsky), Regensburg, Germany
Zonzo Spyker (Viv Corringham), Minneapolis, USA, London, UK

PwRHm is an Avatar Orchestra work in progress that explores and embraces the sonic possibilities inherent in the frequency of the electrical currents that power most aspects of modern existence. The piece exposes the relationship between the harmonic series of the North American 60 Cycle AC current and of the European 50 Cycle AC current, and uses the breathing rhythms of the live individual performers, spread across 2 continents, to determine the dynamic between the relationships, sounds and movements of the virtual avatar players.

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a group of composers, performers, and media artists living in Europe, East Asian and North America who explore together the interactive possibilities of the Second Life online virtual reality platform to create works with open, interactive and possibly "infinite" elements. The Orchestra works with ideas that challenge conventional practices of creating and performing music, and finds new ways to conceive of and erase notions of identity, place, social, cultural and sexual identity, and the roles of composer, performer and listener.

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