This event is free and open to the public.
Through Project LoLa, AcA is partnering with Chattanooga Public Library, Old Fiddlers' Association, and Louisiana Folk Roots to perform using LoLa, or “Low Latency AV Streaming System,” technology. As part of the project, Louisiana Folk Roots will teach students in Chattanooga, Tennessee a Cajun/Creole song, and Old Fiddlers' Association in Chattanooga will teach Acadiana students an old-time fiddle tune. Following, adult groups will play a song together. Using LoLa, the groups will play music together, perfectly in tune (with no lag), while hundreds of miles apart.
LoLa, or “Low Latency AV Streaming System” (we’ll stick with LoLa), is a high-quality audio and video system that functions in real time or without a lag. Interestingly, this experimental technology was first publicly demonstrated in 2010 and has created a fast-growing network. LoLa was developed by Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste, Italy in collaboration with GARR, the Italian Research and Academic network.