TweetDreams uses real-time Twitter data to generate music and visuals. During the performance tweets containing specific search terms are retrieved from Twitter. Each tweet is displayed and plays a short melody. Tweets are grouped into trees of related tweets, which are given similar melodies. We invite the audience to participate in TweetDreams by tweeting during performance with the term \emph{\#Nime2011}. This term is used to identify tweets from the audience and performers. Global search terms are used to bring the world into the performance. Any tweet with these terms occurring anywhere in the world becomes part of the piece.

=== About the performers:

Luke Dahl: Musician and engineer currently pursuing a PhD at Stanford University's CCRMA. His research interests include new musical instruments and performance ensembles, musical gesture, rhythm perception, and MIR. He has composed works for the Stanford Laptop and Mobile Phone Orchestras and also creates electronic dance music.

Carr Wilkerson: System Administrator at CCRMA specializing in Linux and Mac OS systems. He is a controller and software system builder and sometime performer/impresario, instructor and researcher.

=== Recorded at:

11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.

nime2011.org

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