room2.fm by Anuraag Bhatia & Patrick Hase
What is the allure of shared musical experiences? Can livestreams express the embodied specificities of ‘live’ performance? The highlight of offline music experiences are often moments of shared communion – the interplay between yourself, other listeners/dancers, DJs and performers – a symbiotic enmeshing of your reactions to the music and environment informing the behaviour of those around you. room2.fm reinterprets aspects of listening experiences, channeling the synergy between DJ and listener (or dancer) to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Together we can explore which aspects of IRL live experience are translatable to the URL.
Phase 1: Click through to room2.fm for Phase 1 of the experience. In Phase 1, you as a listener can meaningfully engage and inform the collective construction of the online space to come in Phase 2. Your input in Phase 1 will directly set the stage for the experience we create in Phase 2.
Phase 2: A live-streamed and interactive DJ set on a purpose built platform that allows listeners’ collective desire to shape the DJ’s music selections through real time interactions with the online environment. Return to the same link at room2.fm for Phase 2 on March 5th, 7 – 10 pm.
Free to attend.
Anuraag Bhatia is a DJ and core organiser of Cool Room, an artist collective and event series focused on changing conversations around representation and safety in electronic music, while creating a safer space for marginalised peoples to dance.
Patrick Hase is a media artist/researcher living and working in Naarm, who specializes in digital interactivity, animation and live A/V. His work explores the emotional impact of embodiment in virtual spaces by creating visceral mediated experiences across varying stages and platforms.