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Opera, Music, and the Future of Contemporary Music

Cover of Pauline Oliveros What has been most interesting with the aftermath of creating the world's first machinima Opera Libertaria:The Virtual Opera has been the resulting interest in virtual production. Online collaboration used for Libertaria has proven that one does not need a massive budget or even extensive opera company connections to create a large scale opera project. I have spoken about virtual production in various places including Buffalo State and the Hartford Women Composer's festival. An upcoming article in the Percussive Arts Society periodical Percussive Notes goes into further details about the opera's online collaboration and how it is possible today for the contemporary musician to create astonishing works with a little bit of technology and imagination on their side. English: Icebreaker live at Queen Elisabeth Hall, September 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) There's been much debate on whether classical music has essentially buried it