Todd Margolis

Telepresence Performance

"Telepresence allows the subject to control not just the simulation but reality itself. Telepresence provides the ability to remotely manipulate physical reality in real time through its image. (...) Thus the essence of telepresence is that it is antipresence. I don't have to be physically present in a location to affect reality at this location."
-Lev Manovich

Telepresence Performance

ResoNations

Role: Transmedia Producer
2009

Simultaneously performed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, University of California San Diego, The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Queens University Belfast, and Dongguk University in Seoul

ResoNations was an international telematic music concert for peace on November 21, 2009 performed by twenty-six renowned musicians in five international locations: United Nations Headquarters in New York, University of California San Diego, The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Queens University Belfast, and Dongguk University in Seoul. Telematic music is real-time performance via high-speed networks by musicians in different geographic locations. Four new contemporary music works for peace were performed by the composite ensemble: Hope's Dream by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver, Disparate Bodies by Pedro Rebelo, Rock, Paper, Scissors by Chris Chafe, and Green-colored Harmony by Jun Kim. There were audiences in each location and a world-wide webcast.

ResoNations was made possible by an international collaboration of musicians, conductors, performers and researchers. My role as Transmedia Producer was to unify five remote locations via high quality audio and video into a single cohesive networked environment. Using multicast video streaming via Access Grid and multi-channel audio streaming via JackTrip, we connected the remote spaces to form a unified performance and experience. ResoNations was part of the annual Innovation Talks Symposia held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by the World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF), a United Nations Peace Messenger. WAFUNIF Arts For Peace and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations sponsored the event.



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Linked Media

Exhibition

2009
Innovation Talks symposium, UN Headquarters, New York; CRCA, California; Banff, Canada; SARC, Northern Ireland; AIM/MARTE, South Korea