Virtual Orchestras

Van’s proposition to turn my “childhood dreams” into virtual world reality got me really excited. And what do I do when I get excited?!?! My OCD kicks in :). So, I’ve been spending some time looking into virtual world (SL, specifically) orchestras and am amazed at what I’m finding. I’m sure some of you are familiar with some of these, but I seriously cannot get over the talent that this little virtual world harbors!!! Here is a quick summary of “the best of the best” so far:

1. Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

Founded in 2007 by maxxo klaar, paco mariani, miulew takahe, dethomas dibou, bingo onomatopoeia and vit latynina.

2. Liverpool Philharmonic in Second Life

3. Red {an orchestra}

4. BLOrk 

5. Music Island

Please share if you know of a musical gem in SL!

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I am a graduate student studying how people experience informal education, particularly art, in virtual worlds such as Second Life. My background is in both Art History and Computer Science. Please feel free to email me or IM me in SL (Kathleen Koolhoven) if you have any questions regarding my current research or want to participate in my study.

3 Comments on “Virtual Orchestras”

  1. ZetAvril
    Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 23:08 UTC #

    Beautiful article katcool!
    Love also the piano concert of Prowess Rayna 🙂

  2. Monday, 27 August 2012 at 04:40 UTC #

    Cool post, Kat. Music Island vid is especially beautiful. Love the music, the treatment, the quality, lovely.

  3. Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 00:39 UTC #

    So awesome Kathleen! BLOrk is totally what we’re thinking of! Well, they need avatars in yellow unitards hanging from trees, of course — but they’re pretty close!!

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