As much of our cultural life moves online, and our connections become virtually borderless, this brings with it the opportunity to reach build more inclusive communities. One of the guiding principles of the Network Music Festival is to aim to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. This feeds through in our funding model free to view; Pay What You Can donations going directly to artists , the platforms we use to deliver the festival content which prioritise open source, encrypted and transparent softwares wherever possible , and our programming. We programmed some beginner level workshops for newcomers to get hands-on with the technology, alongside those aimed at existing practitioners. Through these measures we hope to help build a diverse, inclusive and expansive community of network music makers and audiences. Our theme of Communities Near and Far is centring these ideas throughout the festival. On the first day of the festival we are also running two sessions which focus on accessibility :.
Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020
A networked music performance or network musical performance is a real-time interaction over a computer network that enables musicians in different locations to perform as if they were in the same room. While not intended to be a replacement for traditional live stage performance, networked music performance supports musical interaction when co-presence is not possible and allows for novel forms of music expression. The transistors were interconnected thus influencing each other. In the late s, as personal computers were becoming more available and affordable, groups like the League of Automatic Music Composers began to experiment with linking multiple computers, electronic instruments, and analog circuitry to create novel forms of music. The s saw several important experiments in networked performance. The development of high-speed internet over provisioned backbones, such as Internet2 , made high quality audio links possible beginning in the early s. Workspace awareness in a face-to-face situation is gathered through consequential communication, feedthrough, and intentional communication.
Network News Music features news theme music from the broadcast networks, much of which has never been heard in its entirety. In an effort to highlight the wonderful qualities of the music and its composers, you can listen to the music in the way it actually was not intended to be heard: without voice-overs or fade outs to commercial. World News Tonight had quite a surprise last night for its viewers. It opened with the classic theme, that was used from until The broadcast also premiered new graphics and finally returned to the renovated TV-3 studio which is its longtime home. The version of the theme they are using is somewhat new.
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