Jesse Gilbert exploring transdisciplinary arts and culture

Finding Time

A project conceived and created by Jesse Gilbert and Scott Rosenberg.

Made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

“Finding Time” seeks to make concrete use of Internet technology to provide a framework for musical collaboration across multiple sites on planet Earth. Instrumentalists on each of the six populated continents will be connected through the Internet in an evolving composition that will involve improvisation and drone musics, coordinated by composers Scott Rosenberg and Jesse Gilbert.  The aim is to create a world-wide feedback loop within a framework that posits the possibility of non-commercial, experimental uses of the world network that we call the Internet.

Finding Time arose from a series of conversations with Scott Rosenberg about the potential of the Internet in fostering musical collaboration across continents.  I served as the technical director and coordinator of the project, creating custom web modules that distributed and synchronized the web-based graphical score, and overseeing the live broadcasts.

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