The MASZYNA KONCERTOWA (CONCERT MACHINE) is an open web instrument intended to inspire composers and listeners, as well as generate a specific telematic experience of audiences’ participation in concerts, while enjoying rights similar to those of the performers. The Internet webpage where concerts are (re)broadcast is our starting point, the primary function. However, the key element of the project is the interactive/
"The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed weaknesses of the Internet tools for musical communication. Indicative are the viral recordings in which subsequent musicians add their parts to eventually present a film which imitates joint music making online. Just an illusion of a concert situation, it changes very little: we still remain isolated, cast in the role of passive observers, and music is not created “live”. Musicians and audiences alike, we are all doomed to experience merely mechanical substitutes of the concert situation: broadcast (streaming) or rebroadcast (replay), as if the Internet were only a new form of a medium we have been familiar with for almost 100 years – the television broadcast. For us, it is obvious that web media are something more than just new television with VOD functionality."
Although the idea of the MASZYNA KONCERTOWA originated in the composer circles, it may as easily be applied to create online literary or theatrical events, as well as performances, video projects, and the like.
If you are an artist, you can build the interaction console here. The tool will let you create a telematic situation, in which the audience will interactively/
If you are a listener, you can play a piece by a given author (list), or “stage” a concert of selected works.
The MASZYNA KONCERTOWA is a joint project by Pracownia Telematyczna Akademii Muzycznej w Poznaniu (Telematic Workshop of Academy of Music in Poznań) and Poznańskie Centrum Superkompoterowo-Sieciowe (Supercomputing-Network Centre in Poznań) in collaboration with an_ARCHE NewMusicFoundation. Initiated by composers Jan Skorupa and Rafał Zapała, the project would not have taken shape without the synergy that developed between a number of people:
The MASZYNA KONCERTOWA is a project in progress. To be developed and improved.