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Musicians Experiment Online Collaborations in Stanford’s Quarantine Sessions Series | New

Stanford’s “Quarantine Sessions” performances bring together musicians and artists in the United States and Europe for online collaborations. Courtesy of Stanford Arts

Over the past year, online concerts and shows have become an important means of keeping the performing arts alive and, of course, performing. While it’s never the same as experiencing a live concert in person, the virtual world also brings glimmers of hope, and quarantine sessions: a distributed electroacoustic network from the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA The improvisation “got the most out of it. The last installment of the series will be broadcast live on Sunday March 21 from 1 pm to 2 pm.

The series brings together musicians and artists from the United States and Europe in collaborations and experiments to find new ways to bring online performances to audiences. Quarantine sessions connect musicians from various locations and broadcast live performances with audio and video streams from each location. The performance uses free open source technology.

Sunday’s performance features Bay Area musicians Constantin Basica, Chris Chafe and Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, as well as Henrik von Coler and Klaus Scheuermann, both based in Berlin, and Juan Parra in Ghent, Belgium. Special guest artists are poet, playwright and multidisciplinary artist Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, in Menlo Park, and academic, musician, multimedia technologist, sound engineer and director Cecilia Wu, currently based in Denver.

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