Wednesday, May 17, 2006

sing, ye mighty electronic rabbits

May 27th, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: Nabaz'mob, in which 100 Nabaztags participate in "the official first smart rabbit opera" (have there been unofficial ones? are regular, silent, non-flashing rabbits dumb?).

Composer Jean-Jacques Birgé blogs about it (in French) here and then here. The Nabaztags are semi-autonomous in regards to the material sent to them seemingly in real-time. There will also be quieter passages where the only sound will be that of 100 pairs of ears wiggling.

Hopefully someone will give a full report. It's free, but you have to sign up.