Art of Virus

Modern Art Orchestra invites you to get infected with Music. Follow this peerless experimental project and explore the essence of music through tracking our social composing process

The ArtOfVirus is an initiative using music to model the spread of a pandemic, the mutation of a virus, its latency, disappearance, and re-appearance, in other words behavior. Unfortunately these questions became part of our everyday lives for the past weeks and months. Kornél Fekete-Kovács tried to think of something that can incorporate as many artists as possible, creating a grand-scale piece of art together.
AOV is a massive performance, a virtual work of art, which, as the pandemic ends, will exit its virtual space and will be performed in front of an audience in the traditional way.

Kornél Fekete-Kovács created a melody consisting of nine notes, which can be considered the strain of the virus. This melody lacks rhythm, tonality, harmony or any other context. This way the nine notes can be easily adapted to the different musical trends and styles of the different artists. As a first step, he sent the “virus” motif to ten composers, who will create the first mutations of the “body”, thus the first ten branches of the spread of the “virus”.

Here are the names of the ten composers

Community Submission

Make your own composition of the 9 notes of the Virus.
Take a short (max. 60 sec) square format video about yourself when you perform your piece with your instrument.
Upload it to your instagram.
Don’t forget to tag the following tags to allow us to find it:
@art.of.virus @modernartorchestra @feketekovacskornel @phonic.chat
The best of these compositions will be orchestrated and played by the musicians.

Here's how the assignment works

Modern Art Orchestra invites you to get infected with Music. Follow this peerless experimental project and explore the essence of music through tracking our social composing process

Kornél Fekete-Kovács sent the melody that he imagined (the symbol of the virus’s strain) to the above mentioned composers.

The ten author created a musical context around the melody. Thus they have been created a stylistic starting point for the branch that was established by them and called after their names.

Every composer in the chain passes forward the music with a single monophonic melody! The composer before you finished his part with a monophonic segment, which must be arranged by you.

Continue the melody in a similar length, but don't compose accompaniment for the new part!

The goal of the production

The goal is to create a grand-scale musical composition that will be presented after summary, clarification and orchestration as a ten-movement orchestral opus in front of an audience after the end of the pandemic.

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Stats

474 composers total

Levels (18)

Level 0 1
Level 1 10
Level 2 19
Level 3 35
Level 4 47
Level 5 49
Level 6 52
Level 7 47
Level 8 41
Level 9 27
Level 10 32
Level 11 26
Level 12 27
Level 13 21
Level 14 13
Level 15 10
Level 16 12
Level 17 5

Files (5)

photo 272
video 125
mp3 198
pdf 257
xml 100