This is the Website of the Global Net Orchestra
, a project from Professor Roger Dannenberg
at Carnegie Mellon University
(CMU, Pittsburgh, USA) with the collaboration in this edition of 2016 of Soundcool project
directed by Jorge Sastre
from the Universitat Politècnica de València
(UPV, Valencia, Spain). The concert took place in April 24 (Sunday) at 2:30PM (USA Eastern Daylight Savings Time, 8:30 pm at UPV). Soundcool
is a free innovative system for music education with smartphones, tablets and kinect developed at the UPV that is being tested in several countries in Europe
. The project began in 2013 with the collaboration of Dannenberg
and a team of researchers
from PerformingARTech research group combining musicians, engineers and experts in audiovisual communication from the UPV, and educators from the Universitat de València (UV).
This concert was a test mixing the Internet Drum Circle system developed by Dannenberg's research group with Soundcool
system. The concert took place at Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts (CMU) and the Laboratory of Sound and Image at ETSI de Telecomunicación (UPV). The Soundcool
data was sent through the internet to produce music at both CMU and UPV. Meanwhile, the internet Drum Circle was used to produce music also at both institutions, with the participation of Leopoldo Amigo at the UPV. Therefore, both systems will produce a sinchronous concert in both CMU and UPV, with a distance of 3923 miles (6539 km) between them.
The Global Net Orchestra's Drum Circle event 2016 was a great collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and UPV. The organizers are planning for an even bigger event in 2017.
Roger Dannenberg leads the Global Net Orchestra Drum Circle from a performance space in Pittsburgh, USA:
Click here for some pics of the concert at UPV. Click here for some images from Dannenberg in a Lecture and a Workshop at UPV in March 2016. Click here for a video of Dannenberg in a visit to a class with Soundcool and its pedagogic team at Secondary School Arabista Ribera from Carcaixent (València, Spain) also in March 2016.
Soundcool participation in the Global Net Orchestra 2016 is supported by: