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Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:50 pm

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Apologies for x-posting...

It is my pleasure to announce tonight's premiere of OPERAcraft. Hosted
by Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, in
collaboration with the School of Performing Arts (SOPA), and Linux
Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), this week will feature a premiere and a second
performance of a newly produced opera. While both events are sold out,
they will be also streamed live online (please see below for a link and
additional info).

OPERAcraft couples traditional opera with a custom mod of ubiquitous
Minecraft designed at Virginia Tech specially for this purpose. Using
Linux Laptop Orchestra's pd-l2ork software Minecraft's custom mod is
transformed into a full-fledged staging environment, with animated
character mouth movement driven through pd-l2ork's speech analysis
engine, hand and body gestures, multiple camera angles, camera view
mixer, subtitles, behind-the-scenes performer warnings, and a full scene
control (fadeouts, transitions, etc.).

A 20-minute opera titled "The Surface: a world above" is desiged by and
large by high school students, including story, libretto, costume and
set design. The project is directed by Prof. Ariana Wyatt, Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts' voice faculty. The music is an adaptation of
Mozart's arias performed by Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts'
piano faculty Dr. Tracy Cowden. Operacraft mod and supporting pd-l2ork
infrastructure was imagined and designed by Virginia Tech School of
Performing Arts' and ICAT computer music faculty Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic
and devised in collaboration with Virginia Tech Computer Science
undergraduate student Cody Cahoon.

For additional info visit:

Virginia Tech Center for the Arts Page:
https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/ (click on Performances & Events ->
Other Events)

Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
http://www.icat.vt.edu/funding/operacraft

Livestream (December 4th 730pm EST, December 7th 2pm EST):
https://new.livestream.com/operacraft

L2Ork and Pd-L2Ork:
http://l2ork.music.vt.edu
http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/?page_id=56

Best wishes,

--
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Head, ICAT IMPACT Studio
Virginia Tech
Department of Music
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240
(540) 231-6139
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
disis.music.vt.edu
l2ork.music.vt.edu
ico.bukvic.net

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Apologies for x-posting...

It is my pleasure to announce tonight's premiere of OPERAcraft.
Hosted by Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and
Technology, in collaboration with the School of Performing Arts
(SOPA), and Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), this week will feature a
premiere and a second performance of a newly produced opera. While
both events are sold out, they will be also streamed live online
(please see below for a link and additional info).

OPERAcraft couples traditional opera with a custom mod of ubiquitous
Minecraft designed at Virginia Tech specially for this purpose.
Using Linux Laptop Orchestra's pd-l2ork software Minecraft's custom
mod is transformed into a full-fledged staging environment, with
animated character mouth movement driven through pd-l2ork's speech
analysis engine, hand and body gestures, multiple camera angles,
camera view mixer, subtitles, behind-the-scenes performer warnings,
and a full scene control (fadeouts, transitions, etc.).

A 20-minute opera titled "The Surface: a world above" is desiged by
and large by high school students, including story, libretto,
costume and set design. The project is directed by Prof. Ariana
Wyatt, Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts' voice faculty. The
music is an adaptation of Mozart's arias performed by Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts' piano faculty Dr. Tracy Cowden.
Operacraft mod and supporting pd-l2ork infrastructure was imagined
and designed by Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts' and ICAT
computer music faculty Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic and devised in
collaboration with Virginia Tech Computer Science undergraduate
student Cody Cahoon.

For additional info visit:

Virginia Tech Center for the Arts Page:
   

https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/
(click on Performances & Events -> Other Events)

Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
   

http://www.icat.vt.edu/funding/operacraft

Livestream (December 4th 730pm EST, December 7th 2pm EST):
   

https://new.livestream.com/operacraft

L2Ork and Pd-L2Ork:
    http://l2ork.music.vt.edu
    http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/?page_id=56

Best wishes,

--
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Head, ICAT IMPACT Studio
Virginia Tech
Department of Music
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240
(540) 231-6139
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
disis.music.vt.edu
l2ork.music.vt.edu
ico.bukvic.net

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