Network Music Performance, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, July 23rd, 2010

This is a video of a laboratory test using JackTrip software to connect three performers in three different locations to play music together that was conducted during the “Network Music Performances” Workshop at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics on July 23rd, 2010, “”.

Ximena Alarcon was connected via JackTrip from the UK. Chandra Rajagopal and Andy White were connected from a separate studio at CCRMA, and Amy Lynn Freeman and Juan-Pablo Caceras were located in this studio at CCRMA. The purpose of the lab experiment was to test the effect of different levels of delay on the ability of musicians to play together in real time.


Juan-Pablo Caceras – Instructor – Juan-Pablo is a composer and an engineer born in Santiago, Chile. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Music at Stanford University, in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Before moving to the US, he finished his undergrad in both Structural Engineering and Composition at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile.

He works primarily with the SoundWIRE Research Group at CCRMA, which develops technologies, techniques, and music to allow musicians and machines to perform using communication network technologies.


Ximena Alarcon – Voice – Ximena is a multimedia artist and researcher specialising in soundscape, collective memory and interactivity. She completed her PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University in 2007 and has been expanding and implementing her research at De Montfort’s Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), thanks to an Early Career Fellowship award given by The Leverhulme Trust.


Chandra Rajagopal is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Electrical Engineering program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, situated at the University of Southern California (USC). His specialization is in topics pertaining to Audio Engineering and Music.

Of Indian (Tamilian) origin, European birth (Basel, Switzerland, circa 1987) and Australian Citizenship (circa 2004), Chandra completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering cum laude – with a minor in Music Performance – from USC in 2009. Before that, he had completed one semester at the University of Sydney, enrolled in the (succinctly titled) Bachelor’s of Mechatronic/Space Engineering Program.


Andy White is a digital artist with over twenty years of experience in the commercial application of digital technologies in the media field.

Amy Lynn Freeman is a technologist and musician based in Silicon Valley. She studied art, music and languages at Amherst and Barnard Colleges and the “Bel Canto” vocal technique with Ms. Anna Hamlin in New York City. She holds a Bachelors of Science in the Philosophy of Science from SUNY, a Diploma in Computer Technologies from New York University and an MBA from Columbia University.


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