The village: a web opera

Scott, L (2015) The village: a web opera.

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Scott, L
Abstract: 'The Village' reveals the comings and goings of a virtual world that exists in parallel to our own. Events are described from the perspective of 7 fantastical characters through music and animation in a series of five weekly episodes. The opera is an experiment in both collaborative composition and public participation. There are 5 composers, situated across the globe, that each write for a specific character (from a given melody). In addition, visitors to the work are encouraged to assume the role of a 'villager' and add to the story as a member of the opera's digital chorus. The Village proceeded between May 1 and June 5, 2015 and attracted 1500 visitors and 60 participants, who speculated on the origins and fate of the Village, derived sub-stories and provided comic interjection...
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Date: 1 May 2015

Additional contributions from S. Pena Young, W. Jin, P. Zammit and S. Sturtivant.

Keywords: The Village, web opera, digital collaboration, participatory opera, episodic opera, snout, roso, harill, soter, hecaceres, aletheia, harmony
Divisions: Bath School of Design
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 15:07
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