Kitchen Jam Sessions

Photo: Anders Lind

This is an invitation to become a performer in the Home Participatory Orchestra Kitchen rehearsal. In short, the Home Participatory Orchestra will be comprised of participants performing music from their kitchens while making a fruit salad!

This is an UmArts SVP-project, by Anders Lind, composer and associate professor at the Department of Creative Studies, Umeå University. Read more about the project 

What: Rehearsal sessions with the Home Participatory Orchestra
When: 6 and 9 Dec 2021
Where: In your kitchen at your home + online using a software similar to Zoom (Deck10).
Who: People regardless gender or age + NO MUSICAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED


For participation contact project leader: Anders Lind, anders.lind@umu.se

Requirements from participators: 

  • 1 computer or tablet with built-in camera + USB microphone for the online platform
  • 1 smart phone for performance instructions presented on a web-site
  • A kitchen, utensils and ingredients for making a fruit salad

In these online kitchen jam sessions, the Home Participatory Orchestra will consist of 20 people, performing live from their kitchens over the network from different geographical locations. No specific musical background is required from the performers and everyday kitchen utensils will be used as musical instruments.

The performance will take place in real-time and online using a software (Deck10) similar to Zoom, and each performer will stream video and audio from their kitchen. It will look similar as in the “gallery view”, when multiple people are attending a meeting in zoom.  

After the session, participators will be given a survey to rank their experience of participating in the session. The sessions will be recorded and used as data within the research project. 

By participating in the rehearsal/s you agree to your recorded audio and image being used within Anders Lind’s research project. This involves the storage of your audiovisual material in compliance with GDPR. The recorded data may be used to disseminate the research in conferences, articles and other forums within the field of artistic research. However, the participators will be treated as a group/orchestra in the research and the intention is not to expose any individuals.

The aim of this project is to explore artistic challenges and possibilities shown in a novel performance concept defined as: Home Participatory Orchestra. In particular, the aim of these rehearsal sessions is to explore interpretations and responses to web-based performance instructions and conducting approaches, which will be developed and used for this performance concept.