Project LoLa Experiment


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.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1531176, funding the Mozilla Gigabit grant program.
Recorded content will be made available for use by scholars and the community as part of the Cajun and Creole Music Collection of the University Libraries at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Photos courtesy of lola.conts.it


Video Introduction

Project Partners

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the central cultural hub of Acadiana, an eight-parish region comprised of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. From our origins as an arts council established in 1975, we have transformed into one of the largest arts organizations in Louisiana. AcA’s public facility is in the heart of downtown Lafayette featuring an intimate theater, large museum-quality galleries, as well as workshop, rehearsal, and office spaces.