Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse performs in Orfeo's Oratorio

Saturday, October 31, 11 am PDT

The most unusual Halloween party ever! This combination of talents is not to be missed: a spectacular AVATAR ORCHESTRA METAVERSE performance in Alizarin Goldflake's celebrated ORFEO'S ORATORIO. Limited seating - come early! Wear your most outrageous costume and prepare to be astonished by theirs!

The Orchestra is a globe-wide collaboration of artists that uses the Second Life platform as an instrument itself. Members conceive, design, and build their own virtual instruments which allow them to trigger independent sounds in real time. Visuals and animations are also included, making a performance of the jumping, hovering, dancing, twirling Avatar Orchestra Metaverse a truly spellbinding event.

Orfeo’s Oratorio is a virtual amusement park with an Upper World/Underworld theme, featuring other-worldly fountains, gondolas, coracles, dance pose balls, a mirror-like floor, blue-jetted ferris wheels, and a mysterious changing light. In the Underworld, where the performance will take place, flames shoot up from the floor, sconces crackle, and the fountain drips particle sparks from the ceiling like a giant chandelier. It was an NPIRL pick:


Avatar Orchestra performs regularly in Second Life and in mixed reality events at new media, music and visual arts centres in North America, Europe and Asia.


Bingo Onomatopeia
BlaiswDeLaFrance Voom
Carolhyn Wijaya
Gumnosophistai Nurmi
Humming Pera
Free Noyse
Maxxo Klar
North Zipper
Paco MarianiXisuthra Lomu
Zonzo Spyker


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bringing Water to the Desert

Burning Life opens Saturday - come visit me at:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

UWA Design Challenge Ceremony Photos

details in the post below.

University of Western Australia IMAGINE Challenge: September winners

1st Prize: Our Souls Collide by Snubnose Genopeak ($L5,000)
2nd Prize: Immersize Art: The Maze by Alizarin Goldflake ($L1,250)
Best Non-Scripted Entry: An Unknown Race by isaa Gelber ($L1,250)
Best New Artist (as selected by Art Philanthropist, Phillip Vought): isaa Gelber

The judges:
1. Professor Ted Snell (RL) - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
2. Frank Roberts (RL) - The University Architect, The University of Western Australi
3. John Barret-Lennard (RL) – Curatorial Director, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
4. Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) - Owner of The University of Western Australia
5. Raphaella Nightfire (SL) - CEO SW&MB Fashion Productions, CEO Evane Model Agency
Snr Writer Best of SL Magazine, Owner Sanctorum Gallery
6. Tranguloid Trefoil (SL) - Owner of WASP at the University of Western Australia

Supported by art philanthropists, Phillip Vought, Sasun Steinbeck, and Tranguloid Trefoil

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A zoomed out view

of Orfeo's Oratorio

ORFEO'S ORATORIO is showing in two fabulous new venues

From October 9 to 14 ORFEO will be included in the IMAGINE Festival produced by the Imagine Network on the mega-sim new UTSA campus. The theme of the Festival is "the future of weather," and the festival sim is divided into four islands representing the four seasons. SL's finest artists are installing their futuristic visions of the weather for each season. ORFEO, with its day/night, life/death , Upper World/Underworld theme, functions as the bridge between the seasons.

Opening on Friday October 9th, 2009 (John Lennon's birthday) at noon SLT.

On September 20th, Orfeo opened on NMC's Ars Simulacra island, which is devoted to exhibitions of the work of performing and creative artists of Second Life. Tayzia Abattoir is the curator of Ars. Music was provided by Joaquin Gustav. This is my largest, most detailed SL build to date, and to have it showing at Ars is a very proud moment for me.