[LAU] [music] concert played live from different locations

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue Apr 13 18:43:13 CEST 2021

Chris Caudle <6807.chris at pop.powweb.com> writes:

> On 2021-03-26 02:25, Giso Grimm wrote:
>> tonight (March 26th 2021, 7pm CET) we will play a concert with five
>> musicians at four different locations, using our ovbox system.
> I am tardy on commenting, but congratulations on a fine concert, and
> on the technical achievement of showing that it is possible to play
> "together" while apart.  The musical and technical aspects of the
> concert were both very satisfying.
> I would have assumed that the technical challenges were too great to
> overcome, so I am glad that you decided to prove that it was possible
> and not be discouraged by incorrect assumption like I harbored.

I've been rehearsing with my accordion ensemble for half a year using
Jamulus.  Yes, we don't all have the best Internet (cable or low-quality
DSL are the most problematic) so connection quality keeps to be a
recurring theme but not a deterrent.

It's also been surprisingly effective to inject my Solton MS40 arranger
with some suitable fixed rhythm into the mix: it teaches everybody where
you tend to slow down or speed up and that maintaining one's speed (once
it has a chance to be pretty consistent) is reasonably reliable.  In
addition, it makes it more habitual to listen to a central player (like
bass) rather than your "next neighbor".

Doing that a few times has a surprising effect on the stability and
confidence of the tempo even if you take the drummer out again.  And it
sure beats the appeal of some metronome.

It will be interesting to see what happens when we return to physical

David Kastrup

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