The Fragmented Orchestra

Jones, Daniel and Hodgson, Tim and Grant, Jane and Matthias, John and Outram, Nicholas and Ryan, Nick

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Fragmented Orchestra is a distributed musical instrument which combines live audio streams from geographically disparate sites, and granulates each according to thespike timings of an artificial spiking neural network. Thispaper introduces the work, outlining its historical context,technical architecture, neuronal model and network infrastructure, making specific reference to modes of interactionwith the public.