Cue

CUE 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.

Phase One: The first test of the CUE infrastructure and performance with a live audience was presented at the annual Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival. 


Imagine RIT Performance

Rochester Institute of Technology

May 3, 2014 

Cue

Music: Kurt Fedde

Visuals: Katie Verrant

Credits: Technologists / Artists 


Sound ExChange Musicians Performing Cue

Matthew Cox Viola, Ukulele, Voice, Composition Matthew Cox completed his Bachelors of Music degree in viola performance at the Eastman School of Music in 2014 and will spend the upcoming year exploring music and technology through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

Matthew Cox Viola, Ukulele, Voice, Composition

Matthew Cox completed his Bachelors of Music degree in viola performance at the Eastman School of Music in 2014 and will spend the upcoming year exploring music and technology through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

 
Bridget Kinneary Viola Bridget studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she anticipates graduating in December 2015 with a Bachelors in Music Education and Performance, a certificate in Arts Leadership, and a minor in German. She has studied abroad in Berlin and Freiburg, Germany. 

Bridget Kinneary Viola

Bridget studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she anticipates graduating in December 2015 with a Bachelors in Music Education and Performance, a certificate in Arts Leadership, and a minor in German. She has studied abroad in Berlin and Freiburg, Germany. 

 
Kurt Fedde Percussion, Composition Kurt completed his Bachelors of Music degree in percussion performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year performing and student-teaching in Rochester.

Kurt Fedde Percussion, Composition

Kurt completed his Bachelors of Music degree in percussion performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year performing and student-teaching in Rochester.

 
Lili Sarayrah Violin Lili completed her Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year focusing on a project that brings music to local refugees through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

Lili Sarayrah Violin

Lili completed her Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year focusing on a project that brings music to local refugees through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

 
Molly Germer Violin Molly completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year studying collaborative arts at the University of Rochester through the “Take Five” scholarship program.

Molly Germer Violin

Molly completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year studying collaborative arts at the University of Rochester through the “Take Five” scholarship program.

 
Nadine Sherman Cello Nadine completed her Bachelors of Music degree in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and currently works as a freelance cellist and professional photographer in Rochester.

Nadine Sherman Cello

Nadine completed her Bachelors of Music degree in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and currently works as a freelance cellist and professional photographer in Rochester.