This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you stage an opera without an opera company, or singers, or a stage, or anything, really, except your own ideas? Sabrina Peña Young and many enthusiastic opera fans put together their own full opera production using crowdsourced performances and machinima: computer-generated 3-D graphics. It's how most operas might be done in the near future.
Produced by Justin Bondi Productions (http://justinbondiproductions.com)
Sabrina Peña Young composes award-winning experimental works, which have been presented at the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax’s Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, El Instituto Cubana de la Musica, Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art and countless arts events. Young is currently curating the 60X60 Latin Mix for the NYC artist collective Vox Novus, which will showcase the electroacoustic music of Latin American artists, as well as develop music MOOCs through The Young Academy of Arts and Letters (YAAL).
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