This is an invitation to GPO musicians to possibly perform in: THE GPO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA!
We are trying to plan a philharmonic orchestra comprised of digital musicians for the purpose of putting on a performance. We discussed this in the GPO Chat last week and many people liked the idea. The plan is to organize a 50 to 75 piece symphony orchestra comprised of individual players playing individual GPO instruments on their computers.
Remember a couple of months ago, during my adventures, I wrote you about meeting the booking manager for Carnegie Hall. I found out the details of arranging such a performance at Carnegie Hall. Markleford asked "how *do* you get to Carnegie Hall?" Well, this could be your chance if you have always wanted to perform at Carnegie Hall (and there's also other venues we could look into as well).
The preliminary requirements would be:
The GPO Competition was fun and a huge success and this will also be a great event if we can pull it off. In addition to a Carnegie Hall concert, we can make this a part of a GPO Convention and Academy with workshops on orchestration and conducting, a symphonic concert, a tour of concert halls and meeting orchestras, grooving in jazz clubs, possible talks with famous musicians, and enjoying the New York life.
- Every player have a computer, a MIDI controller (keyboard/wind/percussion) (Portable computer may be best and maybe some can be supplied).
- Ability to read music (or learn the pieces well enough to perform it in a virtual orchestra)
- Fluent enough with GPO to know the basic real-time controller system - dynamics, expression, variability and legato.
- Proficiency or some knowledge in the instrument you will be emulating (for example,Tom Hopkins is an accomplished trumpeter and would play the GPO trumpet, Styxx plays GPO Timpani, Snorlax, our resident Euphoiumist would play the GPO Advanced Euphonium, I play MIDI harp).
It would be great for many of us to get together and make music!
What do you think of this idea? Who would participate?
Let me know your thoughts.