Transcontinental Grapevine

Ivica Ico Bukvic

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 1110
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Abstract:

Transcontinental Grapevine is a new crowdsourced telematic work by the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) that was co-created and performed with collaborators from UNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The work is inspired by the introductory loop of the "Grapevine" song by Lane 8 and Elderbrook and utilizes L2Ork Tweeter online collaborative musicking platform that allows for perfect sync among performers regardless the distance (in this case two groups of performers, 11 in total, were over 5,000 miles apart). The work’s EDM aesthetics intentionally seeks to test the limits of the newfound platform’s ability to sync players, as well as to expand the telematic musical vocabulary. The work was co-created by the participants, each offering their own monophonic contributions. It starts with Lane 8's "Grapevine" intro, and then crossfades into a crowdsourced theme and variations.

Citation:

Ivica Ico Bukvic. 2023. Transcontinental Grapevine. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-1110,
 abstract = {Transcontinental Grapevine is a new crowdsourced telematic work by the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) that was co-created and performed with collaborators from UNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The work is inspired by the introductory loop of the "Grapevine" song by Lane 8 and Elderbrook and utilizes L2Ork Tweeter online collaborative musicking platform that allows for perfect sync among performers regardless the distance (in this case two groups of performers, 11 in total, were over 5,000 miles apart). The work’s EDM aesthetics intentionally seeks to test the limits of the newfound platform’s ability to sync players, as well as to expand the telematic musical vocabulary.  The work was co-created by the participants, each offering their own monophonic contributions. It starts with Lane 8's "Grapevine" intro, and then crossfades into a crowdsourced theme and variations.},
 articleno = {1110},
 author = {Ivica Ico Bukvic},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Live Concert 3, Thursday June 1, Centro de Cultura Digital},
 title = {Transcontinental Grapevine},
 url = {https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime23_concert_3.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}