Telematic music performances are an established performance practice in contemporary music. Performing music pieces with geographically distributed musicians is both a technological challenge and an artistic one. These challenges and the resulting possibilities can lead to innovative aesthetic realizations. This paper presents the implementation and realization of “The Entanglement,” a telematic concert performance in a metaverse environment. The system is realized using web-based frameworks to implement a platform-independent online multi-user environment with volumetric, three- dimensional, streaming of audio and video. This allows live performance of this improvisation piece based on an algorithmic quantum computer composition within a freely explorational virtual environment. We describe the development and realization of the piece and metaverse environment, as well as its artistic and conceptual contextualization.
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Dziwis, Damian, and Henrik von Coler. "The Entanglement: Volumetric Music Performances in a Virtual Metaverse Environment." Journal of Network Music and Arts 5, 1 (2023). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol5/iss1/3