01X: Cue


CueCUE is a musical performance that combines crowdsourcing with conducting to allow audience members influence over the music and visual progression of the piece by collectively cueing the individual musicians.  The musical composition performed is organized into six music cells enabling each musician to enter each of the cells at variable times.

Using a mobile app designed and built for CUE, audience members vote to move a musician to the next cell.  During the performance, results of the voting are presented to the musicians via an iPad, providing a cue to move to the next cell based upon the collective audience feedback.   The projected visuals presented during the performance synchronize to the cells and reflect the voting.

The CUE piece required creating a networking infrastructure to enable the real-time collection of the votes, communication of votes to musicians, and synchronization of the voting results with the visuals.

This performance is part of the 01x Project.
Collaborators
  • Susan Lakin, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Katie Verrant, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kurt Fedde, Eastman School of Music
  • Anthony Castiglia, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Trushank Dand, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Debjit Saha, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SoundExchange Orchestra
  • Performances
  • May 3, 2014 -- Sound ExChange: Interactive Music & Visual Art, ImagineRIT 2014, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Links
  • Web page for the 01x Project.