Thursday, June 10, 2010

Interact with Cathedral

From the New Music Box:

On June 10, 1997, Cathedral, an on-going interactive work of music and art designed specifically for the internet by media artist Nora Farrell and composer William Duckworth, made its debut on the web. Its primary components are: the PitchWeb, a virtual musical instrument designed to allow site visitors to perform with each other online; the Cathedral Band, a group of improvising musicians who gives periodic live performances from venues around the world, during which global PitchWeb players frequently sit in; and the Website, which features a variety of interactive musical, artistic, and text-based experiences, all focused on 5 mystical moments in time (the building of the Pyramids and Chartres Cathedral, the Ghost Dance Movement among the Plains Indians of North America, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, and the birth of the World Wide Web

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