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Audience Orchestra with Ensemble U:
January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
‘Audience Orchestra’ is an interactive experiment developed by the contemporary Estonian musical group Ensemble U:. The listeners of the event gain unusual power—they control how the concert develops, what music is played, and provide instant feedback. In some sections they can play along with the performers and are turned into a kind of orchestra. But, unlike a normal orchestra that is based in strict hierarchies and rules, the audience orchestra acts on the basis of democracy where everyone has a vote and decisions are made by majority.
The main goal of this singular experiment is to investigate and explore the idea of “democracy in making music”. What does the public really want and expect? Are they happy if it is finally the “public voice” that controls the concert? Audience members can participate using a smart-phone, tablet, or laptop.