Chattanooga Public Library Debuts Long Distance Musical Performances Between Artists In Chattanooga And Burlington, Vermont

Monday, June 20, 2016
Chattanooga’s Nick Lutsko, who won the annual Road To Nightfall competition, performed live over Internet2 with Austin recording artist Jason Molin to an audience of technologists, policy makers, and municipal stakeholders.
Chattanooga’s Nick Lutsko, who won the annual Road To Nightfall competition, performed live over Internet2 with Austin recording artist Jason Molin to an audience of technologists, policy makers, and municipal stakeholders.
- photo by S.Spellman Internet2

The public is invited to the Chattanooga Public Library’s downtown branch's fourth floor on Tuesday from 1-7 p.m. as they premiere the gigpowered LoLa stage for International Make Music Day.

Musicians in Chattanooga will be performing live with musicians in Burlington, Vt. using specialized low latency software (LoLa) and ultra highspeed internet connections between the two cities.

In between scheduled performances local musicians in both communities are invited to bring
their instrument of choice to try the technology themselves with musicians in the other city.

To get everyone started together the LoLa Stage lineup will offer simple music lessons for
harmonica (1 p.m.) and Ukulele (3 p.m.) which will be preceded by professional performances, then
followed by community jams with musicians in Chattanooga and Burlington.

The low latency audio visual streaming system will allow artists in remote locations to
collaborate and perform together while also providing educational opportunities for participating
partners to access resources unavailable in their local communities.

The Chattanooga Public Library recently demonstrated the LoLa technology at The Smart City
Innovation Summit in Austin, Tx., cohosted by the City of Austin and US Ignite. The event
brought together leaders and members of more than 100 communities to link progressive cities
with state of the art solutions and best practices.

Chattanooga’s Nick Lutsko, who won the annual Road To Nightfall competition, performed live over Internet2 with Austin recording artist Jason Molin to an audience of technologists, policy makers and municipal stakeholders.

Below is the LoLa Stage Make Music Day Schedule at Chattanooga Public Library:

1-2 p.m. -  Harmonica Workshop/Harmonica PlayAlong
Learn how to play the harmonica from touring Vermont bluesman, Mark Lavoie in Burlington.

After the basic lesson, participants in Chattanooga and Burlington will perform harmonica songs
together. This is open to all ages and skill levels.  Horner harmonicas will be provided for free.

2-2:30 p.m.- WalkUp Open Mic Duets

Bring your instrument for an opportunity to walk up and perform a duet with a Burlington musician.

2:30-3:15 p.m. - DulcimerUkulele Performance and Lesson

Butch Ross (mountain dulcimer) will perform a brief set with the Vermont Ukulele Orchestra.
This will be followed by a community ukulele lesson taught by members of the V.U.S.. After the
short simple lesson we'll attempt a live ukulele jam with students and musicians in both cities.
Limited amount of ukes will be available in both locations. "Bring your instrument or just come by
and enjoy the show," officials said.

3:15-4:30 p.m. - Walk Up Open Mic Duets

Bring your instrument for an opportunity to walk up and perform a duet with a Burlington
musicians.

5-5:45 p.m. - Headliners In Burlington and Chattanooga

Rick Rushing in Chattanooga will perform a brief set of blues with Dwight Ritcher in Burlington.

5:45-7 p.m. - WalkUp Open Mic Duets with Blues Headliners

Touring headliners will stick around in both cities for duets with any musicians who have
come with their instruments. Musicians in both locations will be invited to perform a song with
the headliner in the other city.

"Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy the show. After the headliners, musicians are invited to perform again with someone new," officials said.


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