Friday, January 23, 2009

Mystery Piano Recital on Second Life

From arcticpenguin's photostream on Flickr, here's a shot of a live piano event on Second Life. Have any of you ever attended or played in one of these "recitals"? The only one of these that I can recall is Jeremy Denk's May 27 appearance via WGBH simulcast on Second Life. The way these events work is that the music is streamed onto Second Life and a separate "performer" operates their avatar to mime playing the instrument.

But look at the scale of that instrument. There's no way that you could reach from end to end on that keyboard...

Here's a piece that would be a definite challenge for any aspiring piano-miming Second Lifer: David Rakowski's Schnozzage.

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