MUSICfor.one [byTEN] was a live “concert” improvisation created for the Chatroulette social network. Audio in the performance is generated from screen grabs taken of the first 10 people that appeared during a previous visit to the website. These pictures in turn became the graphic notation that loosely scores the work. Through this process I become the conductor while the anonymous Chatroulette users become the unaware orchestra.
The individual scores are created using software that reads the RGB pixel information across the X axis of the image and assigns a unique tone to each colored pixel.
Two 20 minute movements of MUSICfor.one [byTEN] were performed live on the Chatroulette network Saturday March 20, 2010 at 10pm EST [-5GMT].
Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online chat (video and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.