ItSpace (2007)

ItSpace creates a network of pages within the social networking site MySpace. Instead of featuring people, the pages feature everyday household objects. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece of music composed of recordings of the object being struck and resonated in various ways. All the pages, or objects, are 'friends' with each other, so that visitors who discover one object may jump to the others by clicking on the 'friends' pictures at the bottom of each page.

Visitors are invited to create new ItSpace pages with pieces made from their own household objects and link those in as 'friends' of the original set of objects. They are also invited and encouraged to remix and combine existing objects into new musical compositions.

ItSpace is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for the Networked_Music_Review. It was made possible ...

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ItSpace creates a network of pages within the social networking site MySpace. Instead of featuring people, the pages feature everyday household objects. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece of music composed of recordings of the object being struck and resonated in various ways. All the pages, or objects, are 'friends' with each other, so that visitors who discover one object may jump to the others by clicking on the 'friends' pictures at the bottom of each page.

Visitors are invited to create new ItSpace pages with pieces made from their own household objects and link those in as 'friends' of the original set of objects. They are also invited and encouraged to remix and combine existing objects into new musical compositions.

ItSpace is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for the Networked_Music_Review. It was made possible with funding from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

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