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there's a huge noise in the middle of this: the ha[ng]ppenings of Glti.ch Karaoke

by Ethan Tussey

by Nick Briz for IN MEDIA RES

Kyougn Kmi and Daniel Rourke [collectively known as Glti.ch Karaoke ] facilitate happenings where participants are invited to sing karaoke duets with one another. Breaking from tradition, participants are paired with partners halfway across the world, singing together over the Internet. “Using free versions of Skype, YouTube and collaborative web software livestream.com, we orchestrated duets between people who had never met each other, who didn’t speak the same language, bypassing thousands of geographic miles with glitchy, highly compressed data and a little bit of patience.” [ Glti.ch Karaoke, from their website ] At these ha[ng]ppenings Kmi and Rourke go to great lengths to avoid glitches + delays + drops [having been present at a few I can attest to this] while trusting in the network’s unreliable signal to not render their name [Glti.ch] innapropriate.

src footage [in order of appearance]:
@birmingham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXPy0WtjfBg
@manchester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ARWTyWPXo
@amsterdam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2t1jB7YKw
@chicago: https://vimeo.com/33420876 @camden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLDEHEJWqmE

Glti.ch Karaoke

Kyougn Kmi and Daniel Rourke [collectively known as GLTI.CH Karaoke ] facilitate happenings where participants are invited to sing karaoke duets with one another. Breaking from tradition, participants are paired with partners halfway across the world, singing together over the Internet. “Using free versions of Skype, YouTube and collaborative web software livestream.com, we orchestrated duets between people who had never met each other, who didn’t speak the same language, bypassing thousands of geographic miles with glitchy, highly compressed data and a little bit of patience.” [ GLTI.CH Karaoke, from their website ] At these ha[ng]ppenings Kmi and Rourke go to great lengths to avoid glitches + delays + drops [having been present at a few I can attest to this] while trusting in the network’s unreliable signal to not render their name [GLTI.CH] innapropriate.

from Glti.ch Karaoke (2013)
Creator: Kyougn Kmi and Daniel Rourke
Distributor: Vimeo
Posted by Ethan Tussey
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