ABOUT THE COMMISSION
As part of the Opera and the Media of the Future (OMF) research initiative, the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT) has commissioned two ‘mini web operas’ to be hosted on this website and presented at the two-day event at Glyndebourne in October. The original call can be seen here.
Applicants were invited to re-imagine opera for the web, and consider the following questions: What does opera ‘mean’ on this scale and through this medium? How can the composer/media artist engage an operatic audience? What is the work’s relation to the ‘live’?
The panel reviewed 17 proposals, and we were gratified by the amount of creativity and innovation on offer. We are delighted to announce two winners, whose projects have received modest development funds:
- You Are Here by Jaakko Nousiainen (director) and Miika Hyytiäinen (composer). Now online here.
- RUR-Rossums Universal Replicants by Martin Rieser (electronic/interactive artist) and Andrew Hugill (composer). Now online here.