The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a global collaboration of composers, artists and musicians that approaches the virtual reality platform Second Life as an instrument itself. The Orchestra conceives, designs and builds its own virtual instruments, making it possible for each individual performer in the Orchestra to trigger sounds independent from one another and to play together in real time. These instruments feature sound, visuals, and animations. A performance of a jumping, hovering, floating, dancing, and twirling Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a truly spectacular event.

Avatar Orchestra performs regularly in Second Life and in mixed reality events at new media, music and visual arts centres in North America, Europe and Asia.

Members and Collaborators





Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

Year of Inception: 2007

Members 




Current Performers, Composers and Collaborators
updated September, 2013

Arahan Claveau, aka Steve Millar (London, UK) [Videographer] 
Bingo Onomatopoeia, aka Andreas Müller (Regensburg, Germany)
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom, aka Biagio Francia (Agropoli, Italy) 
Cajska Carlsson, aka Simon Jones (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Evo Szuyuan, aka Brigit Lichtenegger (Rotterdam, Netherlands) [Videographer] 
Fau Ferdinand, aka Yael Glicks (London, England) [Photographer, Consultant] 
Flivelwitz Alsop, aka Tim Risher, (Durham, North Carolina, USA) 
Free Noyes, aka Pauline Oliveros (Kingston, NY, USA)
Frieda Korda, aka Frieda Kuterna (Regensburg, Germany)
Groucho Parx, aka Brenda Hutchinson (Brooklyn & San Francisco, USA)
Gumnosophistai Nurmi, aka Leif Inge (Oslo, Norway)
Humming Pera, aka Tina M. Pearson (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Lizsolo Mathilde, aka Liz Solo (St. John's, Nfld., Canada)
Loop Luo, aka Loopland (Regensburg, Germany) [Audio Recording, Streaming]
Maxxo Klaar, aka Max D. Well (Regensburg, Germany) 
Miulew Takahe, aka Björn Eriksson (Sollefteå, Sweden)
North Zipper, aka Norman Lowrey (New Jersey, USA)
Paco Mariani, aka Chris Wittkowsky (Regensburg, Germany)
Zonzo Spyker, aka Viv Corringham (Minneapolis, MN, USA / London, UK)


Instrument / Animation HUD builders, Script artists

Bingo Onomatopoeia, aka Andreas Müller (Regensburg, Germany), multiple HUDs
Flivelwitz Alsop, aka Tim Risher, (Durham, North Carolina, USA), Ritual, Animation HUDs
North Zipper, aka Norman Lowrey (New Jersey, USA), multiple HUDs
Goowind Seiling, aka Sachiko Hayashi (Stockholm, Sweden) - Receiver, set PwRHm


Past / Periodic Performers, Composers and Collaborators: 


Updated March 2012
Updated September, 2010
Updated January 1, 2010
Updated April 09, 2009
Updated December 19, 2008


Bluewave Ogee, aka Leslie Jarmon (Austin, USA)
Carolhyn Wijaya, aka Carolyn Oakley (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
DeThomas Dibou, aka Detlef Thomas (Regensburg, Germany) [Set Design & Construction]
Fernsing Llewellyn, aka Catherine Fern Lewis (Prospect Lake, BC, Canada)
Frans Peterman, aka Peter Mertens (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gargamel Frequency, aka Peter Wong (San Francisco/Oakland, USA
Goodwind Seiling, aka Sachiko Hayashi (Stockholm, Sweden)
Hars Hefferman, aka Harold Schellinx (Paris, France)
Janne Janus (Sweden)
Juniverse Stockholm, (Sweden) 
Ida Aabye, aka Nathalie Fougeras (Brussel, France / Solleftea, Sweden)
Maximillian Nakamura, aka Shintaro Miyazaki (Berlin, Germany)
Nnoiz Papp, aka Tobias Becker (Haan)
Pow Zero, aka Ryan Ross Smith (Berkeley, USA)
Saara Edring, aka Seidi Palonen (Helsinki, Finland)
StuArtnoise Sass aka Stuart Dempster (USA)
Sum Noyes, aka Monique Buzzarté (USA)
Toyoji Tomita, aka Toyoji McDonnell (USA)
Trombonejen Wigglesworth, aka Jen Baker (California, USA)
Vit Latynina, aka Max D. Well (Regensburg, Germany)
Weave Noyes, aka Sarah Weaver (New York, USA)
Wirxli Flimflam, aka Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Xisuthra Lomu, aka Erik Rzepka (Vancouver, BC, Canada)