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Songs of Sorrow, Songs of Hope



The "Songs of Sorrow, Songs of Hope" performance commerating the September 11, 2001 tragedy was conducted on November 29 at 9:00 p.m. in real-time at New York University and the University of California, Irvine (see Background Information). At UCI, The Dance and Digital Arts Ensemble, with my direction, explored new ways to work with state of the art technology. We sent high-bandwidth audio and video back and forth using Internet 2. Internet 2 allowed UC, Irvine and New York University to receive sound and video at the same time. This transcontinental performance was made possible by VBrick Systems’ television-quality video-over-IP system which enables each venue to receive sound and video in real time, allowing the performers on both coasts to interact in a structured improvisational mix.

See the performance web album and animation web album for more images and details about this project.